Determination of Macro Element Concentrations and Chlorophyll-a Distribution in a Shallow Lake Wetland (Gokceada Salt Lake Lagoon, Canakkale, Turkey)

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Aslan H. , Gönülal O.

journal of Scientific perspectives, vol.3, no.2, pp.111-118, 2019 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : journal of Scientific perspectives
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-118


In this study, the macro element concentrations and chlorophyll-a distribution in the Gökçeada Salt Lake Lagoon which is in the category of Shallow Lake Wetland in Gökçeada (Canakkale) were evaluated. For this purpose, some macro elements (Nitrite, Nitrate, Sulfate, Phosphate, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and Phosphorus) and chlorophyll-a levels as well as water temperature and dissolved oxygen values were measured in 2016 as seasonally (January, May, August, November) from three stations. During the autumn season, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate and sulfate values measured as 5.65 ppm; 16.9 ppm; 77 ppm; and 8547 ppm, respectively. As a result, the macro element concentrations deposited in the sediment and the chlorophyll-a amounts of the lake was signed to the ecological conditions are very suitable for the development of eutrophication. In the end of the study, some suggestions were done to protect the ecosystem balance