Preliminary investigation of phytoplankton composition of Ibeno River, Ibeno, Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria
- MOJ Biology and Medicine
Ibeno estuary is a mangrove belt which occupies a larger part of the Atlantic waistline of more than 129km and this study was carried out in a period of 4months to identify the phytoplankton (which are the bases of the aquatic food web) community. The phytoplankton were sampled using Standard methods. The study showed 52 species of phytoplankton belonging to 4 division. The result obtained followed regular pattern as reported for water bodies and falls within acceptable data of highly productive.
analysis, akwa, phytoplankton composition, Ibeno river