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Title: Particulate Organic Carbon, Nitrogen, and Chlorophyll as Measures of Phytoplankton and Detritus Standing Crops in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands
Authors: Caperon, John
Harvey, Wayne A.
Steinhilper, Frances A.
Issue Date: Oct-1976
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Caperon J, Harvey WA, Steinhilper FA. 1976. Particulate organic carbon, nitrogen, and chlorophyll as measures of phytoplankton and detritus standing crops in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. Pac Sci 30(4): 317-327.
Abstract: Data are presented to show that the Kaneohe municipal waste
discharge into the southeastern corner of Kaneohe Bay gives rise to high concentrations
of particulate organic matter and chlorophyll-a. The data cover a period
of 1.5 years and show a continuing increase in particulate organic matter and
chlorophyll-a and a significant increase in the particulate organic nitrogen: carbon
ratio. It is shown that regression analyses of particulate organic carbon and nitrogen
on chlorophyll-a can be used to estimate the phytoplankton and the detritus carbon
and nitrogen concentrations in surface water samples from the eutrophic southeastern
section of the bay. The differences in regression analyses results on samples
from eutrophic waters as opposed to those from ologotrophic waters are discussed.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 30, Number 4, 1976

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