Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 36 Issue 1&2

Distribution of luminescent bacterium Vibrio harveyi in Netravathi Estuary, Mangalore

N. Sivasankar and N. Jayabalan

The seasonal distribution of bioluminescent bacteria Vibrio harveyi in relation to hydrographical parameters has been studied in Netravathi Estuary from April 1985 to March 1986. Difference in the distribution of bacterial density between surface and bottom waters were observed. Salinity had a major influence on the distribution of V.harveyi  than oxygen, temperature and pH. In the sediment samples the population of V. harveyi fluctuated during different months.

Date : 30-12-1994