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A Study of Occurrence of Planktons from Balochistan Waters  

Shazia Rasheed , Shazia Rasheed , Azra Bano , Mohammad Rashid , Abdul Latif
Department of Marine Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Waters and Marine Sciences, Uthal, Balochistan, Pakistan
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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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