January 24, 1985
Living and inert organic matter take an important place inside suspensions in Seine Bay. There particulate matter and the organo-mineral particles can induce granulometric modes, which constitute a determinant component for dynamics characterizing of suspensions. Organic fraction, in particular, plankton (diatoms and zooplankton) is a main factor in open sea which can concentrate when coming into contact with mass water fronts. Organo-mineral aggregates are present in all estuaries. Importance and action of this organic particulate matter are studied for a best knowledge of this ecosystem.