A Study on the Relationship Between Phytoplankton Indicator Species with Nutrient Contents in the Southern Ocean

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It's reported that the composition of phytoplankton indicator species and correlation between them and the nutrient contents in the Antarctic Bay - Antarctic water - South Atlantic - South Indian Ocean. The results showed that there was significant negative correlation between phytoplankton and nutrients investigation. Distribution of phytoplankton cell abundance was Antarctic Bay (18.6×104cells/dm3) > Antarctic water (8.3×104cells/dm3) > South Atlantic (4.5×104 cells/dm3 ) > South Indian Ocean (3.1×104cells/dm3 ); Nutrient (N, P, Si) content in the South Atlantic waters was highest in the investigation areas. Phytoplankton indicator species were mainly diatoms components of Chaetoceros dichaeta, Corethron criophilum, Fragilariopsis curta, Fragilariopsis kerguelensis, Nitzschia barkleyi, Proboscia alata, Rhizosolenia styliformis, Trichotoxon reinboldii, Thalassiosira antarctica, etc.; other dinoflagellates components of Gymnodinium gracile, Gymnodinium baccatum, Gyrodinium lachryma, Protoperidinium archiovatum, Protoperidinium obovatum in the Southern Ocean.

Journal: International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science & Technology, IJSSST V17

Published: Jul 14, 2016

DOI: 10.5013/IJSSST.a.17.26.10