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Ecologic Observations on an Estuarine Environment at Fanning Atoll

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Title:Ecologic Observations on an Estuarine Environment at Fanning Atoll
Authors:Guinther, Eric B.
Date Issued:Apr 1971
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Guinther EB. 1971. Ecologic observations on an estuarine environment at Fanning Atoll. Pac Sci 25(2): 249-259.
Abstract:Salinity variations observed in an inlet and tidal flat on Fanning
Atoll ranged from 7.8 to 42.3 %. Water temperatures varied from 25.1 C to
39.70 C. Daytime oxygen concentrations indicated that water at all stations was
supersaturated. There are numerous estuaries on Fanning. Although distinct physical
regions may be recognized within the estuaries, the distribution of organisms over
these regions was found not to be comparable from estuary to estuary. Most of the
fauna of the estuarine environment on atolls appears to be derived from euryhaline,
high intertidal, or supratidal species of the lagoon shore.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 25, Number 2, 1971

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