Formation and potential trophic significance of marine foam near kelp beds in the benguela upwelling system

@article{Velimirov1980FormationAP,
  title={Formation and potential trophic significance of marine foam near kelp beds in the benguela upwelling system},
  author={B. Velimirov},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={1980},
  volume={58},
  pages={311-318}
}
The present study investigates the importance of foam in nearshore waters on the west coast of the Cape Peninsula (South Africa) as a possible food resource for consumer organisms. A bacterial density of 3.45x109 cells ml-1 foam suspension was recorded. Calorific values of up to 15.39 kJ g-1 ash-free dry weight were noted, and a biochemical analysis of the drained foam suspension gave a composition of 22.85% protein, 10.76% lipid and 3.07% carbohydrates. Field data showed a correlation between… Expand
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