George, J P and Selvaraj, G S D and Kaladharan, P and Naomi, T S and Prema, D and Nandakumar, A and Antony, Geetha and Jayasurya, P K and Mathew, Ansy and Rajagopalan, M S (2002) Mangrove ecosystems of Kerala: Resources north of Cochin. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 172 . pp. 1-3.
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Mangroves are salt tolerant marshy vegetation found mainly along the tropical and subtropical intertidal regions of the world comprising trees and shrubs, adapted to thrive in shallow, muddy, salt and brackish waters. The canals, creeks and the estuarine environment provide home for a wide variety of aquatic fauna and the arid zone forms the nesting grounds for aquatic birds. Mangroves constitute the breeding and nursery grounds for the larvae and juveniles of commercially important species of prawns, fishes and molluscs.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Mangrove habitats; biodiversity; marine fishery resources;|
|Subjects:||Marine Ecosystems > Mangroves|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity|
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|Deposited On:||18 Sep 2010 14:46|
|Last Modified:||13 Jul 2011 16:19|
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