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Chlorophyll distribution in continental shelf sediments off West Palm Beach, Florida and west end, Bahamas

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Date Issued:
1983
Title: Chlorophyll distribution in continental shelf sediments off West Palm Beach, Florida and west end, Bahamas.
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Name(s): Heffernan, John J., creator
Gibson, R. A., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1983
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Extent: 5 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3173005 (digitool), FADT3173005 (IID), fau:5729 (fedora), 10.1016/0272-7714(83)90049-5 (doi)
Note(s): Although most chlorophyll in living plants is present as chlorophylls-a, b or c, dead algae show a sharp increase in pigment diversity and the degradation products of chlorophyll pigments may be abundant in sediments. Sedimentary pigments contain chlorophylls-zz, band c, as well as their chlorophyllides, phaeophorbides and phaeophytins. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively sample deepwater sediments (75-300 m) for chlorophyll-a and phaeophytin-a and to investigate the distribution of these pigments in Florida Current continental shelf sediments along nearly equal latitude transects.
The final published version of this manuscript is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02727714 and may be cited as: Heffernan, J. J, & Gibson, R. A. (1983). Chlorophyll distribution in continental shelf sediments off West Palm Beach, Florida and west end, Bahamas. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 17(1), 107-110. doi:10.1016/0272-7714(83)90049-5
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #340.
Subject(s): Marine sediments
Continental shelf
Chlorophyll
Pigments Analysis
Oceanographic submersibles
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3173005
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0272-7714(83)90049-5
Restrictions on Access: ©1983 Academic Press Inc. (London) Limited in association with the Estuarine and Brackishwater Sciences Association
Host Institution: FAU