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.
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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|
|Deposited By:||Arun Surendran|
|Deposited On:||24 Nov 2010 15:21|
|Last Modified:||24 Nov 2010 15:21|
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