Environmental Parameters in Exuma Sound and the Straits of Florida
NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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This report is a summary and analysis of data collected during the spring of 1983 in Exuma Sound, Bahamas, and in the Gulf Stream at the Straits of Florida. Vertical profiles in the upper water column were obtained to characterize biological and chemical parameters, which might covary with propeller cavitation susceptibility. Examination of this data set reveals that Exuma Sound is a relatively homogeneous body of water with respect to the biological and chemical measurements that were made. It is an aquatic desert, and any measurements made there of a parameter that may be influenced by biological or chemical activity cannot necessarily be extrapolated to other marine environments. This is especially true in regards to the more fertile regions, which exist in higher latitudes and coastal zones.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography