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Table 4 Gross primary production for major world estuaries and bays: a comparative assessment

From: Physicochemical and biological factors controlling water column metabolism in Sundarbans estuary, India

Estuary/Bay Primary Production (g C m-2 y-1) Referrences
Dellware Estuary 307 Pennock and Sharp 1986 [47]
Chesapeake Bay 200 Cloern 1979 [48]
Hudson river estuary 180 Coljn 1983 [49]
Sundarban estuary 151.07  
Ems Dollard (middle) estuary 100 – 140 Coljn 1983 [49]
San Francisco Bay 130 Peterson 1979 [50]
Fraser river estuary 120 Parson et al. 1970 [51]
Columbia river estuary 90 Anderson 1975 [52]
Wassaw Sound estuary 90 Turner et al. 1979 [53]