Some aspects of nutrient chemistry of the Caribbean Sea

Rajendran, A. ; Dileep Kumar, M. ; Kiian, Ahmad A. ; Knight, D. ; Reilly, Avis O. ; Chang Yen, I. ; Wagh, A. B. ; Desai, B. N. (1991) Some aspects of nutrient chemistry of the Caribbean Sea Caribbean Marine Studies, 2 (1-2). pp. 81-86. ISSN 1017-7450

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Chemical oceanographic studies were conducted at 45 stations in the Caribbean Sea, covering both rearshore and offshore areas. The concentrations of oxygen in the upper mixed layers varied between I8O and 220 μmol . dm-3and the subsurface waters showed a decrease up to 110 μmol . dm-3 at around 400 m. Within the euphotic zone considerable amounts of oxygen (30-60 umol. drn') were utilized for organic mailer degradation. even within the euphotic zone. Two nitrate maxima, one representing nitrite excretion/organic matter oxidation and another due to nitrate reduction, were observed. Phosphate and nitrate levels were low in the upper 60 m and showed an increase with depth due to regeneration processes. Salinity-nutrient oxygen relations and silicate and density relations revealed surface, subtropical subsurface and subantarctic water mass signatures in the upper 500 m.

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