Primary productivity of some coral reefs in the Indian seas

Nair, P V Ramachandran and Pillai, C S G (1972) Primary productivity of some coral reefs in the Indian seas. In: Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Corals and Coral Reefs, Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp, India, 12-16 January 1969, Mandapam.



Primary productivity of coral reefs, in Manauli Island (Gulf of Mannar). Minicoy (Laccadive Sea) and Andaman Islands (Bay of Bengal) was estimated by the diurnal changes of oxygen in the sea water flowing over the reefs. There was a strong unidirectional flow due to trade winds in the first region whereas in the other two regions there was only tidal flow. However, there was measurable variation in all the places between the. upstream and downstream measurements of oxygen values and these variations have been graphically integrated in order to obtain the primary productivity.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Primary productivity; coral reefs; Production; Respiration; Consumption; ICRS1
Subjects:Marine Environment > Primary Production
Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:6783
Deposited On:29 Nov 2010 17:17
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