Role of the coralline alga Halimeda gracilis Harvey ex. J. Agardh in sediment development at Minicoy Island (Lakshadweep) during monsoon months

Mohamed, Gulshad and Nasser, A K V (2005) Role of the coralline alga Halimeda gracilis Harvey ex. J. Agardh in sediment development at Minicoy Island (Lakshadweep) during monsoon months. Seaweed Research and Utilisation, 27 (1 & 2). pp. 11-18.

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Abstract

The green alga Halimeda is a producer not only of carbon but also of loose carbonate sediment that is important for the building of a reef. Borings through the lagoon floor carried out at Bikini, Enewetak and other atolls of the Marshall Islands indicated that Halimeda segments are a major constituent of many lagoon deposits. The aged, white segments are shed from the Halimeda thallus by a natural separation from the node. Eventually, by process of disintegration, cementation and recrystallization, they are bound with other reef organisms into carbonate rock. Halimeda gracilis is the abundant species found at Minicoy. It performs two important sedimentary functions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coralline alga, Halimeda gracilis; sediment development; Minicoy Island; Lakshadweep; monsoon
Subjects: Algae
Algae > Seaweed
Divisions: CMFRI-Kozhikode
CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2010 10:12
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:36
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/6041

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