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Monograph on Marine Plankton of East Coast of India-A Cruise Report

Sahu, KC and Baliarsingh, SK and Srichandan, S and Lotliker, AA and Kumar, TS (2013) Monograph on Marine Plankton of East Coast of India-A Cruise Report. Technical Report. Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad.

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This monograph is an attempt to document the plankton encountered during the cruise program conducted during the period from 1.4.2011 to 8.4.2011. The plankton materials were collected onboard from MoES research vessel CRV Sagar Paschimi (Cruise no.09/11). It was organized jointly by INCOIS (Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services), Hyderabad India and ICMAM (Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management), Chennai, India. Total number of twenty-eight phytoplankton and twenty-eight zooplankton surface samples were collected from 28 stations along seven transects. Transects were strategically selected in the offshore regions of major rivers viz. Pennar, Krishna, Godavari, Gostani, Rushikulya, Devi and Mahanadi. Phytoplankton and zooplankton were identified using research microscope. A total number of five groups of phytoplankton comprising of 123 species were encountered during the study period. In case of zooplankton, it was identified under two categories viz., (i) Meroplankton or Temporary plankton and (ii) Holoplankton or Permanent plankton with a total number of 132 (106 species and other larval forms). Some important species of phytoplankton and zooplankton of major groups are listed in this manuscript with their taxonomic position besides microscope photographs. This monograph will be more useful for identification of phytoplankton and zooplankton for researchers, students and biodiversity managers.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: Copyright of this monograph belongs to Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services.
Subjects: Oceanography > marine biology
Oceanography > oceanography
Oceanography > phytoplankton concentration
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2013 04:41
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2013 04:41

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