Sustained high yields of Gracilaria (Rhodophyta) grown in intensive large-scale culture

@article{Capo2004SustainedHY,
  title={Sustained high yields of Gracilaria (Rhodophyta) grown in intensive large-scale culture},
  author={Thomas R. Capo and Juan Camilo Jaramillo and Albert E. Boyd and Brian E. Lapointe and Joseph E. Serafy},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={143-147}
}
Gracilaria ferox J. Agardh was grown continuously in large, outdoor tanks under a pulse-fed nutrient regime for four years. Productivity ranged from 21.4 to 59.2 g d. wt m−2 d−1 with a mean of 39.7 g d. wt m−2 d−1 over the entire study period. Because the cultures were maintained under non-nutrient limiting conditions, productivity was regulated primarily by seasonal changes in light and temperature, which accounted for 75% of the variability of growth in algal yields. Salinity ranged from 31.0… CONTINUE READING