Short term variations in particulate matter in Mahi River Estuary

N.B. Bhosle, M.A. Rokade, M.D. Zingde


The particulate matter (PM) collected from Mahi River Estuary was analysed for organic carbon (POC), nitrogen (PON), and chlorophyll a (Chl a). The concentration of PM, POC, PON and Chl a showed short term variations. Average surface concentration of PM, POC, PON, and Chl a varied from 56-1976 mg l-1, 0.6-4.19 mg l-1 0.10-0.21 mg l-1 and 3.11-26.80 mu gl-1 respectively. POC/PON, POC/Chl a and PON/Chl a varied from 3.7-23.31, 25.64-1112 and 9.24-65 respectively in the surface waters. POC/PON ratios of bottom samples ranged from 4-31.50. Regression analyses showed that PM was significantly correlated with POC (r = 0.853, P 0.001). Significant correlation (r


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