Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 35 Issue 1&2

Bloom of Asterionella glacialis Castracane in nearshore waters of Covelong (Madras), Bay of Bengal.

K. Rajendran and L.Kannan

Monospecific bloom of A. glacialis in the nearshore waters of Covelong, Bay of Bengal, occurred on 30th May, 1989. Estimations of planktonic diatom populations, chlorophyll 'a' and physicochemical parameters of waters were carried out before and after the bloom period in order to assess the causes for initiation and termination of the bloom.

Date : 31-10-1993