Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 17 Issue 1

Hydrological characteristics of the Bombay Harbour Bay

J. R. Naidu and Kum. S. G. Shringapure


<p justify;\"="" style="text-align: justify;">Hydrological characteristics such as temperature, salinity, inorganic phosphate and dissolved oxygen contents of sea water determined near CIRUS Jetty for the year June, 1967 to May, 1968 are presented in this paper. The inorganic phosphate content is low during monsoon (2.20 µg-at P-PO4/L value averaged over the season) reaches a maximum during winter (9.53 (µg-at P-PO4/L value averaged over the season) and then falls slightly in summer (7.49 µg-at P-PO4/L value averaged over the season). Similar distribution is noticeable for dissolved oxygen content. The phosphate-oxygen distribution trend well agrees with the productivity trend for this region as reported by Krishnamurthy and Vishwanathan (1968). Surface salinity-temperature correlations are also discussed.

Date : 30-04-1975