Understanding Oligotrophic Oceans : Can the Eastern Mediterranean be a Useful Model ?

  • T. Berman
  • Y. Azov
  • D. Townsend
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 8)


This paper will pose some general questions concerning marine ecosystems in the light of major discoveries and observations in the past decade. More specifically we shall apply these to oligotrophic seas and present some preliminary data to support the suggestion that the Eastern Mediterranean Basin may serve as a convenient model for the study of such environments.


Chlorophyll Concentration Secchi Depth Deep Chlorophyll Maximum Pelagic Water Photosynthetic Carbon Fixation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Berman
    • 1
  • Y. Azov
    • 1
  • D. Townsend
    • 2
  1. 1.Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research Co.HaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean SciencesWest Boothbay HarborMaineUSA

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