Corals and coral reefs

Pillai, C S G (1968) Corals and coral reefs. In: Souvenir: Symposium on Corals and coral reefs, 12 - 16 January 1968, Mandapam.


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T HE appealing architectural design and the impressive colours of the living corals as well as of the dried skeletons of corals cannot fail to satisfy our aesthetic sense. They are a spectacular group of aquatic denizens and are regarded coveted curios and objects of decorative value. Corals have had tremendous impact on the social, cultural and economic aspects of human society even from time immemorial. They are instrumental in the formation of extensive reefs throughout the tropics by the continued activity of several multi-billions of them for thousands of years. They are assisted in their ceaseless task by the calcareous algae and by many other marine animals. A coral reef is thus a natural object built up in the sea, and is a centre of attraction for the naturalist, the geologist and the common man alike

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corals; coral reefs
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 11:43
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:33

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