Preliminary report on a reconnaissance survey of the major coastal and marine ecosystems in Gulf of Kutch

Pillai, C S G and Rajagopalan, M S and Varghese, M A (1979) Preliminary report on a reconnaissance survey of the major coastal and marine ecosystems in Gulf of Kutch. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 14 . pp. 16-20.

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Abstract

The region of Gulf of Kutch was possibly more an arid zone in the pleistocene, almost approaching to a desert condition, than what it is at present. The gulf is believed to be the result of a wide indentation or subsidence that allowed encroachment of the sea in the geological past. The whole area is still supposed to be seismically unstable. The Gulf of Kutch covers an area of circa 7,350 sq. km with a maximum depth of 60 m. The tidal range varies from 3.06 to 5.89 m with an average of 4 m. The intertidal zones are sandy and muddy or with sandstones of vast expanse and prolonged exposure.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Preliminary report; reconnaissance survey; Gulf of Kutch; marine ecosystems
Subjects:Marine Environment
Marine Ecosystems
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:4923
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:27 Sep 2010 13:04
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 13:04

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