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Free Content Phosphorus Exchange in a Sub-Tropical Marine Basin

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The phosphorus concentration of the sediment and overlying water of a shallow marine basin in Biscayne Key, Florida was determined periodically during 1950 and 1951 for the purpose of detecting any phosphorus exchange taking place between the sediment and water. The phosphorus in the sediment was shown to decrease in the summer, accompanied by an increase in the water phosphorus. Exactly the opposite effect was observed during the winter months. Observations of the pH of the sediment and water disclosed that transfer of phosphorus from sediment to water was accompanied by a slight decrease in pH.

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Publication date: January 1, 1951

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