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Item Description Gallagher, Brent en_US 2008-03-13T04:40:20Z 2008-03-13T04:40:20Z 1973-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gallagher B. 1973. Tides and circulation in a series of saline lakes at Christmas Island. Pac Sci 27(2): 197-206. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.description.abstract Hydrographic conditions are presented for a series of seven saline lakes which open off of the main lagoon at Christmas Island, and which are being considered as a potential aquaculture site for brine shrimp. The first five ponds have typical tidal ranges of 1 foot and residence times of about 11 days. The two ponds farthest inland are penetrated only by spring tides and have residence times in the order of 15 months. The tides themselves, as well as mean water-level and tidal phase differences, present several possibilities for producing a controlled flow through the ponds. Circulation and structure in one of the innermost ponds show that no significant nutrient traps exist, and that flow patterns would serve to help collect floating brine shrimp eggs. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Salt lakes -- Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) en_US
dc.title Tides and Circulation in a Series of Saline Lakes at Christmas Island en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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