Mangrove ecosystems of Kerala: Resources north of Cochin

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.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mangrove habitats; biodiversity; marine fishery resources;
    Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Mangroves
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
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    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2010 09:16
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:20

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