ReportA confirmation of the correlation between hydrocarbons and chlorophyll a in the upper euphotic zone
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AbstractThe average hydrocarbon content found in 14 water samples from the euphotic zone off Northwest Africa was 4.4 μg l.−1 with no extreme values. The average chlorophyll a content was 1.9 μg l.−1. The data fit a model proposed in a previous paper (Zsolnay, 1977). The resulting equation was HC = −2.7 + 4.82 Ch−0.942 Ch2 and could explain 59% of the variance in the hydrocarbon distribution. This indicates a correlation that is significant at the 0.002 level.

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