Accession Number : AD0659556

Title :   FORMATION OF PRIMARY PRODUCTION IN ANTARCTIC WATER,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Volkovinskii,B. V. ; Fedosov,M. V.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The organic matter of phytoplankton newly formed during photosynthesis process in the ocean is the main source of organic food for marine heterotrophic organisms the majority of which is the object of fishery. The value of supersaturation of sea water with dissolved oxygen and the change of its content in photosynthetic layer are secondary, but quantitatively dependent results of formation of organic matter. Calculation and analysis of data by different ways allowed to establish the beginning and the end of vegetation period. The analysis of obtained data showed that the highest values of photosynthesis were observed in the areas of the South America, Antarctic and African continents. The formation of organic matter in the Atlantic sector is higher than that in Indian and Pacific sectors. The comparison of the length and intensivity of photosynthesis in Antarctic waters made it possible to plot charts of areas of organic matter formation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANS, *PLANKTON), SEA WATER, PHOTOSYNTHESIS, AQUATIC ANIMALS, MARINE BIOLOGY, FOOD, ANTARCTIC REGIONS, OXYGEN, USSR

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE