Present status of Halophila beccarii seagrass bed in Kadalundi Community Reserve

Abhijith, Ramya and Kaladharan, P and Asokan, P K and Vinod, K and Shilta, M T and Mahesh, V and Zacharia, P U and Anirudh, K (2019) Present status of Halophila beccarii seagrass bed in Kadalundi Community Reserve. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (241). pp. 22-23. ISSN ISSN 0254-380 X

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    Abstract

    The occurrence of Halophila beccarii seagrass bed in the Kadalundi community reserve area was estimated to be covering an area of more than 2 hectares with a clayey substratum. The seagrass was growing predominantly with seaweed Enteromorpha linza and found exposed during the low tide period. The density of the seagrass H. beccarii ranged from almost nil during July 2012 to 420 g wet weight/m2 (260 plants/ m2) during December 2012. During April 2013 the distribution of Halophila plants was represented only by sparse occurrence of underground parts comprising rhizomes and roots (80 g/ m2). Shoots could not be seen above the sediment substratum.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Halophila beccarii seagrass bed ; Kadalundi Community Reserve
    Subjects: Marine Botany
    Marine Botany > Seagrass
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kozhikode
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2020 10:42
    Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 10:42
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14416

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