Mangroves and their role in island ecosystems a mangrove plot at Minicoy

Nasser, A K V and Mohamed, Gulshad (1999) Mangroves and their role in island ecosystems a mangrove plot at Minicoy. Lakshadweep Times, 13 (189). pp. 3-4.

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Abstract

Until recently, mangrove swamps were seen as mosquito-infested wastelands, utilized as convenient sites for open dumps and sewage discharges. Mangrove forests are, however, among the most productive ecosystems of the world. Their productivity is about 70 times the maximum value reported for tropical oceanic waters. Because of this high rate of organic production, they are able to sustain important and valuable populations of fish, shellfish and wildlife and are prime breeding and nursery grounds for many species

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mangroves; island ecosystem; mangrove plot; Minicoy
Subjects:Marine Ecosystems > Mangroves
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:6012
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:03 Nov 2010 16:47
Last Modified:03 Nov 2010 16:47

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