versión impresa ISSN 0188-8897
CERVANTES-MARTINEZ, Adrián; MEZETA-BARRERA, Mariela y GUTIERREZ-AGUIRRE, Martha Angélica. Basic limnology of the karstic tourist lake Cenote Azul in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Hidrobiológica [online]. 2009, vol.19, n.2, pp. 177-180. ISSN 0188-8897.
A description of the basic limnology of the Cenote Azul, a karstic system from Quintana Roo, Mexico is presented. The analysis was done at temporary and space level, in the limnetic region. The system was recognized as tropical and monomictic. Oligotrophic conditions were found with high dissolved oxygen concentrations, transparency, and low chlorophyll a concentrations. The pH, oxygen concentration at superficial level (0-30 m), and temperature, are within the ecological criteria of water quality for protection of the aquatic life.
Palabras llave : Cenotes; productivity; stratification; oligotrophic; monomictic.