A Study of Occurrence of Planktons from Balochistan Waters
Department of Marine Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Waters and Marine Sciences, Uthal, Balochistan, Pakistan
International Journal of Marine Science, 2019, Vol. 9, No. 5 doi: 10.5376/ijms.2019.09.0005
Received: 12 Jul., 2019 Accepted: 28 Aug., 2019 Published: 14 Oct., 2019
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Rasheed S., Bano A., Rashid M., and Latif A., 2019, A study of occurrence of planktons from Balochistan Waters, International Journal of Marine Science, 9(5): 45-48 (doi:10.5376/ijms.2019.09.0005)
This paper deals preliminary study of plankton in Sonmiani, Balochistan waters. Copepods were the highest dominant group, about 23.68 % of total catch. Next highly occurring groups were Ceratium spp. (dinoflagellates) and eggs were about 20.36 % of each. Diatoms found only 2% while chaetoganatha and jelly fish were found markedly very low in percentage (0.69%) during present investigations. According to Simpson diversity index site 1 was less in richness and site 3 was much higher in richness.
Plankton; Diatom; Ceratium; Balochistan
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