Altered river flow a threat to the lifeline of coastal waters

CMFRI, Kochi (2004) Altered river flow a threat to the lifeline of coastal waters. CMFRI Newsletter No.103 July- September 2004, 103 . p. 1.

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Abstract

Un-impounded rivers provide energy for a number of vital processes in down stream estuaries and coastal areas upon which healthy fisheries are dependent. Freshwater and sediment inputs from rivers play a major role in sustaining estuarine and coastal ecosystems. The silicate inputs from rivers fertilize the seas by stimulating the production of diatoms which fuel food webs and play a crucial role in the biological uptake of CO2 by the ocean.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:river flow; coastal waters
Subjects:Marine Environment
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:6629
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:22 Nov 2010 14:47
Last Modified:22 Nov 2010 14:47

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