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Title: Impact of environmental conditions on Posidonia oceanica meadows in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Authors: Koçak, F.
Uluturhan, E.
Gier, G. Yücel
Önen, S. Aydın
Keywords: Posidonia oceanica;Aquaculture;Pollution;Mediterranean Sea
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: In the meadow closer to the fish cages, total inorganic nitrogen, ammonium, chlorophyll-a concentrations and organic matter content in sediment were determined. It is relatively higher than those recorded at the control meadow. In order to test significant differences among stations, sampling periods and depths, environmental variables together with morphological characters of the both sites were analyzed by Canoco. Shoot density, adult leaf length, adult leaf surface area, and leaf area index (LAI) showed significant spatial and temporal changes. Additionally, except shoot density, the values obtained other morphological characters showed increasing trend towards deeper stations and further meadow from the cage activities. A coefficient values were relatively higher in the near cages and decreased related with depth.
Page(s): 770-778
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.40(6) [December 2011]

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