Phytoplankton In An Area Of Multi-Polluting Factors West Of Alexandria, Egypt
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A year cycle of phytoplankton community in polluted inshore area of the Egyptian Mediterranean water, west of Alexandria, was followed. Seasonal and regional variations of the physico-chemical characteristics were studied and correlated with the variations of the species composition and biomass of the phytoplankton. The study indicated the high level of eutrophication, domestic and industrial pollution of the study area. Several species were recorded as ecological or hydrological indicators. The phytoplankton standing crop was significantly low compared to other areas of the Mediterreanean Sea.