Quality and quantity of particulate organic carbon in a coral reef at Tioman Island, Malaysia

R. Nakajima, T. Toda, T. Yoshida, B. H R Othman, A. Shibata

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    Abstract

    The quality and quantity of particulate organic carbon (POC) were investigated in a fringing coral reef of Tioman Island, Malaysia to better understand the food sources for reef meso-zooplankton. Phytoplankton biomass in the water column was on average 0.22 (± 0.07) mg Chl-a m-3, of which picophytoplankton was the most important (size <3 μm, 50-70% of the total Chl-a). The proportion of C biomass by phytoplankton and other plankton to particulate organic carbon (POC) was low (6% and 5%, respectively) and the major portion of POC was occupied by detritus (89%), suggesting that the diet of particle-feeding or suspension feeding meso-zooplankton would chiefly consist of detritus.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1375-1382
    Number of pages8
    JournalSains Malaysiana
    Volume40
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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    Keywords

    • Detritus
    • Food
    • Phytoplankton
    • POC
    • Zooplankton

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    Nakajima, R., Toda, T., Yoshida, T., Othman, B. H. R., & Shibata, A. (2011). Quality and quantity of particulate organic carbon in a coral reef at Tioman Island, Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana, 40(12), 1375-1382.

    Quality and quantity of particulate organic carbon in a coral reef at Tioman Island, Malaysia. / Nakajima, R.; Toda, T.; Yoshida, T.; Othman, B. H R; Shibata, A.

    In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 40, No. 12, 12.2011, p. 1375-1382.

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    Nakajima, R, Toda, T, Yoshida, T, Othman, BHR & Shibata, A 2011, 'Quality and quantity of particulate organic carbon in a coral reef at Tioman Island, Malaysia', Sains Malaysiana, vol. 40, no. 12, pp. 1375-1382.
    Nakajima R, Toda T, Yoshida T, Othman BHR, Shibata A. Quality and quantity of particulate organic carbon in a coral reef at Tioman Island, Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana. 2011 Dec;40(12):1375-1382.
    Nakajima, R. ; Toda, T. ; Yoshida, T. ; Othman, B. H R ; Shibata, A. / Quality and quantity of particulate organic carbon in a coral reef at Tioman Island, Malaysia. In: Sains Malaysiana. 2011 ; Vol. 40, No. 12. pp. 1375-1382.
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