The nutrient status of the sediments of Hooghly estuary

P.B. Ghosh, A. Choudhury

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Distribution of organic carbon, total nitrogen, available nitrogen, total phosphorus and available phosphorus have been studied in relation to the texture of the sediments of Hooghly estuary at three stations. The sediments at station 2 near Haldia Port showed high values for all the parameters compared to station 1 near Sagar Island. The organic carbon varied from 1.53 to 5.41 mg C/g, total nitrogen from 0.008 to 0.058X, available nitrogen from 9 to 32% of total nitrogen and available phosphorus from 0.5 to 9.1% of total phosphorus

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