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Main Title Seasonal Changes in the Standing Crop and Chlorophyll Content of Thalassia testudinum' Banks Ex Koenig and Its Epiphytes in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.
Author Macauley, J. M. ; Clark, J. R. ; Price, W. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. ;Technical Resources, Inc., Gulf Breeze, FL. ;University of West Florida, Pensacola.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/280 ;CONTRIB-611;
Stock Number PB89-209803
Additional Subjects Sea grasses ; Seasonal variations ; Chlorophylls ; Plant growth ; Gulf of Mexico ; Aquatic plants ; Salinity ; Energy absorption ; Reprints ; Thalassia testudinum ; Water temperature
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-209803 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17p
The seasonal cycle for standing crop and chlorophyll content of Thalassia testudinum and its epiphytes is described from monitoring data collected at a study site in Santa Rosa Sound, northwestern Florida, from December 1983 through March 1987. Water temperature correlated more highly with standing crop and chlorophyll measurements than did salinity or incident light. The seasonal cycle described for Thalassia was positively correlated with temperature whereas epiphyte standing crop was negatively correlated with water temperature. These findings are compared with other reports on seasonality of Thalassia growth.