Understanding Oligotrophic Oceans : Can the Eastern Mediterranean be a Useful Model ?
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.
KeywordsChlorophyll Concentration Secchi Depth Deep Chlorophyll Maximum Pelagic Water Photosynthetic Carbon Fixation
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