In this study, the seasonal variations in the macro-algal biomass in the Gulf of Antalya (north-eastern Mediterranean) were investigated. The seasonal variations of the macro-algal biomass were found to be related to the biology of the abundant species during less favourable seasons. These variations occurred usually as a result of a significant reduction in algal density [Padina pavonica (L.) J.V.Lamour., Dasycladus vermicularis (Scopoli) Krasser, Chondrophycus papillosus (C.Agardh) Garbay & Harper] or loss of major part of their thallus [Cystoseira spp., Liagora distenta (Mertens ex Roth) J.V.Lamour., Liagora viscida (Forssk.) C.Agardh]. The highest values of biomass were found to be in the unpolluted stations, while a progressive decrease in such values was observed as the effects of the anthropogenic pressure became more marked.
Macro-algal communities, Biomass, Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Antalya
TURNA, İSMAİL İBRAHİM; ERTAN, Ö. OSMAN; CORMACI, MARIO; and FURNARI, GIOVANNI (2002) "Seasonal Variations in the Biomass of Macro-Algal Communities from the Gulf of Antalya (north-eastern Mediterranean)," Turkish Journal of Botany: Vol. 26: No. 1, Article 4. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/botany/vol26/iss1/4