Accession Number : AD0761466

Title :   Gradient Analysis of Phytoplankton Productivity and Chemical Parameters in Polluted and Other Nearshore Habitats.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Rowney,John Victor

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : Measurements of primary productivity, chlorophyll standing crop, and nutrient concentrations were made along a gradient of five nearshore habitats, a seaward transect, and a longshore transect to determine environmental relationships. The effects of municipal sewer outfalls, type of shoreline, and degree of exposure to high winter seas were found to be dramatic. The behavior of nutrient ratios suggest their use as pollution tracers in certain circumstances. The ratios of productivity to chlorophyll demonstrated physiological regimes among the phytoplankton in the sampling area. Comparison of data with carbon monoxide and methane concentrations provided a possible correlation between phytoplankton productivity and carbon monoxide production. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER POLLUTION, *MARINE BIOLOGY), (*COASTAL REGIONS, WATER POLLUTION), PLANKTON, CALIFORNIA, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), CARBON MONOXIDE, METHANE, ALGAE, SILICON, SEWAGE, THESES, CHLOROPHYLLS, PHOTOSYNTHESIS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE