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PLANKTON OF IRISH LOUGHS*

Nature volume 150, pages 2829 (04 July 1942) | Download Citation

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W. H. Pearsall and Edna M. Lind have made some interesting preliminary researches into the analyses of the ecological relationships of the phytoplankton in numerous small Irish loughs. Twenty-six loughs were studied, ranging from one to seven kilometres in length. These are divided into (1) calcareous loughs (with Chara species abundant), subdivided into those with mainly soil drainage, and those with much peat drainage, and (2) the less calcareous loughs, subdivided into those with oxidized peat drainage, unoxidized peat drainage, the larger stream-fed loughs, and a few left unclassified. This classification agrees well with the algal distribution.

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