Nasser, A K V and Kunhikoya, V A and Aboobaker, P M (1999) Mangrove ecosystems of Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 159 . pp. 8-10.
Mangroves play an Important role in coral reef ecosystems. The fringe and basin type mangrove forests act as depositional areas and are effective binders of sediments. This reduces the sediment loads in coastal waters. Trapping and stabilizing sediments is important for adjacent coral reefs because it prevents abrasion and burial of reefs during stormy conditions.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Mangrove ecosystems; Minicoy Island; Lakshadweep|
|Subjects:||Marine Ecosystems > Mangroves|
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|Deposited On:||06 Oct 2010 11:55|
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