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Primary Productivity in a Nutrient-Limited Tropical Estuary
|dc.identifier.citation||Krasnick G, Caperon J. 1973. Primary productivity in a nutrient-limited tropical estuary. Pac Sci 27(2): 189-196.|
|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.publisher||University of Hawaii Press|
|dc.subject.lcsh||Lagoon ecology -- American Samoa|
|dc.title||Primary Productivity in a Nutrient-Limited Tropical Estuary|
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Pacific Science Volume 27, Numbers 2, 1973|
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