Present status of coral erosion in Lakshadweep with special reference to Minicoy

Navas, K A (1993) Present status of coral erosion in Lakshadweep with special reference to Minicoy. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. Submitted to Cochin University of Science and Technology.

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Abstract

Coral reefs are possibly the most productive marine ecosystems in the world and contribute about 1% of the total net primary production in marine realms. Despite their relatively small contribution to overall , marine primary production of the globe their existence is of great importance from the social and resource point of view. Coral reefs a r e important to many islands and continental margins because they protect the coastline againt waves and storm surge. They also provide nursery grounds for juveniles of coral reef fishes and hence influence commercial fisheries too. Coral reefs also allow the development of shallow sedimentary basins and the associated mangrove and seagrass communities.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Uncontrolled Keywords: coral erosion; Lakshadweep; Minicoy
Subjects: Theses
Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2010 09:38
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:40
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/6748

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