CMFRI, Kochi (2004) Altered river flow a threat to the lifeline of coastal waters. CMFRI Newsletter No.103 July- September 2004, 103 . p. 1.
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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||river flow; coastal waters|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment|
|Deposited By:||Arun Surendran|
|Deposited On:||22 Nov 2010 14:47|
|Last Modified:||22 Nov 2010 14:47|
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