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-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 11:17
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:35
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/6012

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