Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 18 Issue 1

Chlorophyll and phosphate in Bombay Harbour Bay

R. Viswanathan and T. M. Krishnamoorthy

Chlorophyll and phosphate are among the more important factors deciding the primary productivity level in the sea. In the present paper, the chlorophyll data of Krishnamoorthy and Viswanathan (1968) are discussed in relation to earlier chlorophyll and phosphate determinations in Bombay waters.

It is pointed out that biomass data based on chlorophyll determinations are essential for assessing biological uptake of elements from the sea.

Date : 30-04-1976