Mangrove ecosystems of Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep

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.


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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mangrove ecosystems; Minicoy Island; Lakshadweep
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Mangroves
Divisions: CMFRI-Kozhikode
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Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 06:25
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:30

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