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Contribution of benthic microalgae to ice covered coastal ecoystems in northern Hokkaido, Japan

Citation

McMinn, A and Hirawake, T and Hamaoka, T and Hattori, H and Fukuchi, M, Contribution of benthic microalgae to ice covered coastal ecoystems in northern Hokkaido, Japan, Journal of Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 85, (2) pp. 283-289. ISSN 0025-3154 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0025315405011173h

Abstract

Benthic microalgal communities usually make a major contribution to the primary production of estuaries and shallow seas. Pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) fluorometry was used to investigate the contribution of benthic microalgae to the primary production of the Okhotsk Sea coast and Saroma Ko Lagoon in northern Hokkaido. In general the benthic communities had a relatively high biomass but low photosynthetic activity. This led to estimates of 29.2% and 64.5% for the benthic contributions for the 9 m and 3 m depth sites at Mombetsu and 13.1% for Saroma Ko. Sea ice algae provided the greatest contribution at Saroma Ko.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Author:McMinn, A (Professor Andrew McMinn)
ID Code:38187
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-05-09
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