Structure, formation and species diversity of South Indian reefs

Pillai, C S G (1977) Structure, formation and species diversity of South Indian reefs. In: .) Proceedings of Third International Coral Reef Symposium Vol. 1: Biology. Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, Florida, May 1977, Miami.


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A well developed reef , the 'Mannar Barrier' stretches along the southeast coast of India, from Rameswaram Island to Tuticorin i n a northeast, southwest direction, t o a distance of nearly 140 km. This formation is bridged by a shallow ridge, 'Adam's Bridge' to the reefs of Ceylon. On the leeward side of the reef flat , there are 20 small islands which are more or less 5 sq. km in size and mostly of the same elevation as the mainland coast.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reef structure; Reef formation; Species diversity; ICRS3; Sediment Supply; Inadequate; Subsidence; Sub-Recent; Wide Lagoon; Patch-Reefs; Secondary Formation; Pocillopora damicornis; Acropora spp.; Montipora spp.; Turbinaria spp
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
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Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 11:44
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