The benthic communities of the saline lakes Abijata and Shala (Ethiopia)

Abstract

Lake Abijata lies in a shallow depression (maximum depth 8–9.5 m); the water is green with phytoplankton and it supports large fish and bird communities. Lake Shala lies in a deep caldera (maximum depth reputedly 260 m); phytoplankton is sparse and fish and bird communities scanty. Lakes Abijata and Shala, sampled in January, 1985, had conductivities of 14… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00026270

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