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Phosphorus Content of Waters Along the West Coast of Florida

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Date Issued:
1954
Summary:
This 1954 document reports the distribution of inorganic and total phosphorus in the waters along the west coast of Florida for a period of more than 16 months. Some upwelling to subsurface levels is evident but no hydrographic feature occurs which could account for the high values of phosphorus found during the "red tide" of 1946-1947. There is no evidence that either leaching from the bottom of the Gulf or outflow from local rivers contributes large quantities of phosphorus to the Gulf waters. However, values of total phosphorus comparable to those of the red tide were found in blooms of Trichodesmium floating on the surface over water of very low phosphorus content.
Title: Phosphorus Content of Waters Along the West Coast of Florida.
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Name(s): Graham, Herbert William, 1905-
Amison, John M.
Marvin, Kenneth T.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: [1954]
Date Issued: 1954
Date Issued: 1954
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
Place of Publication: Washington
Physical Form: print
Extent: 43 p. : ill., 1 map ; 27 cm.
Language(s): eng
Summary: This 1954 document reports the distribution of inorganic and total phosphorus in the waters along the west coast of Florida for a period of more than 16 months. Some upwelling to subsurface levels is evident but no hydrographic feature occurs which could account for the high values of phosphorus found during the "red tide" of 1946-1947. There is no evidence that either leaching from the bottom of the Gulf or outflow from local rivers contributes large quantities of phosphorus to the Gulf waters. However, values of total phosphorus comparable to those of the red tide were found in blooms of Trichodesmium floating on the surface over water of very low phosphorus content.
Identifier: 04214636 (oclc), fgcu_swfe_0345 (IID), AAA3961 QF
Note(s): by Herbert W. Graham, John M. Amison, and Kenneth T. Marvin.
"April 1954."
Bibliography: p. 43.
Subject(s): Chemical oceanography -- Florida -- Gulf Coast
Phosphorus
Trace elements in water -- Florida -- Gulf Coast
Water -- Phosphorus content -- Florida -- Gulf Coast
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Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fgcu/fd/fgcu_swfe_0345
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Host Institution: FGCU
Is Part of Series: Special scientific report--fisheries ; no. 122.