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Primary Productivity in a Nutrient-Limited Tropical Estuary

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dc.contributor.author Krasnick, George
dc.contributor.author Caperon, John
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-13T04:37:43Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-13T04:37:43Z
dc.date.issued 1973-04
dc.identifier.citation Krasnick G, Caperon J. 1973. Primary productivity in a nutrient-limited tropical estuary. Pac Sci 27(2): 189-196.
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/793
dc.description.abstract The results of a survey of phytoplankton productivity, chlorophyll a and nutrient concentrations in Pala Lagoon, American Samoa, are shown to be interpretable in terms of two regimes: an ocean-dominated region where productivity is controlled by fixed nitrogen concentrations, and a land-runoff-dominated regime where productivity is unrelated to major nutrient concentration. A quantitative relationship between nutrient concentrations in the lagoon and phytoplankton growth rates is presented. This relationship is used as the basis for predicting the effects of a proposed dredging operation within the lagoon as well as for predicting the effects of increased waste discharge into the local marine environment.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press
dc.subject.lcsh Lagoon ecology -- American Samoa
dc.title Primary Productivity in a Nutrient-Limited Tropical Estuary
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 27, Numbers 2, 1973


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