Studies on the coral reefs of Lakshadweep

Suresh, V R (1991) Studies on the coral reefs of Lakshadweep. PhD thesis, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. Submitted to Cochin University of Science and Technology.



Popular books and monographs described a rornantic image of the coral islands, which if one observes from outside the water i s not entirely justified. Once beneath the waves, however, the coral islands show a fantastic and very beautiful world, where the exceptionally diverse organisms involving plants and animals form a complex web of interrelationship. A coral reef 1s defined (Vaughan, 1931) as "a ridge or mount of limestor~e, the upper surface of which lies, or lay a t the time of its formation, near the level of the sea, and >redominantly cornposed of calcium carbonate secreted by organisms, of whlch the most important a r e corals".

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor(s):Mathew, K J
Uncontrolled Keywords:coral reef; Lakshadweep
Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:6720
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:24 Nov 2010 15:21
Last Modified:21 Jan 2014 13:27

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