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Nutrients enrichment experiment on seawater samples at Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu


Mohamed, Khairul Nizam and Amil, Rahanim (2015) Nutrients enrichment experiment on seawater samples at Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 30. pp. 262-267. ISSN 1878-0296


The northeast monsoon wind over about maximum of 30 knots to the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, literally drive the vertical and upwelling activities which lift nutrient-rich water to the ocean surface water. The availability of these nutrients was essential for the phytoplankton growth and its compositions play an important role in ocean primary production, nutrient cycle and food web. Hence, the mean elemental ratio of marine organic particle 106C/16N/1P must be highly conserved, to ensure the phytoplankton productivity, associated with the availability of iron that critically depends on the speciation. To clarify the nutritional status at Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu during the post northeast monsoon, we conducted nutrients enrichment incubation experiment. The growth of phytoplankton in different combination of nutrients was observed during incubation period. Our initial data could suggest a limited condition of phytoplankton growth during pre-northeast monsoon event at study area

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2015.10.047
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: North-East monsoon; Nutrient; Incubation experiment; Phytoplankton growth; Productivity
Depositing User: Mas Norain Hashim
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 03:07
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 06:39
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/43008
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