Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 13 Issue 2

The particulate matter of the Vellar Estuary.

V. K.Venugopalan

The composition of the particulate matter at two stations in the Vellar estuary was determined and the relationships between organic carbon, chlorophyll a and particulate phosphorus were examined. The regression of chlorophyll on carbon possibly indicated the presence of an appreciable quantity of carbon contributed by detrital material. Chlorophyll a verses phosphorus showed a better relationship than carbon versus phosphorus. The particulate matter of the estuary seem to be largely composed of detritus

Date : 30-12-1971