Accession Number : AD0715683

Title :   Ecology of the Deep-Water Algae Off La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 66-30 Aug 69,

Corporate Author : PUERTO RICO UNIV MAYAGUEZ DEPT OF MARINE SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Almodovar,Luis R.

Report Date : 30 AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : The 157 species of marine algae collected with the help of S.C.U.B.A. and by dredging are distributed among the three major groups of algae; Rhodophyta, (Red Algae), Phaeophyta (Brown algae), Chlorophyta (Green Algae). The Rhodophyta are more numerous than the brown or green algae in deep water. The group with fewest representatives is the Phaeophyta. Twenty species are reported as first records of collections so far as known. Five species of marine algae will require further study in as much as they may prove to be new species.

Descriptors :   (*ALGAE, *MARINE BIOLOGY), (*ECOLOGY, ALGAE), PLANTS(BOTANY), PUERTO RICO, CLASSIFICATION, DISTRIBUTION, OCEAN BOTTOM, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, TEMPERATURE, WATER, SALINITY, PH FACTOR

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE