|Water mass analysis in relation to primary productivity in Kilindini and Tudor estuaries|
Kazungu, J. M. (1986). Water mass analysis in relation to primary productivity in Kilindini and Tudor estuaries. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 8 pp.
Nutrients (mineral); Oxygen; Particulate organic carbon; Primary production; Salinity; ISW, Kenya, Mombasa, Tudor Creek; Marine
Kilindini and Tudor estuaries form a very interesting area for oceanographic study. As pointed out in my earlier research project proposal, it is not clear as to why Kilindini estuary – though not scientifically proven – has relatively more fish than the Tudor creek. This implies that primary productivity in Kilindini estuary is higher than that of Tudor creek. The present study is therefore centered on the identification of various water types which might be existing within the estuaries and try to relate them to primary productivity. To do this the study is divided into three sections, namely 1) analysis of the nutrients (phosphates, silicates, nitrates, ammonia) distribution within the estuaries; 2) analysis of particulate organic carbon (POC) distribution both within the estuaries water column and the bottom sediments; and 3) analysis of the salinity and oxygen distribution within the creeks.
- Nutrient concentrations in the estuaries of Kilindini and Tudor (Kenya) in April-May 1986, more