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
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2010 09:17
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:39
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/6629

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