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.
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|
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|Deposited On:||29 Nov 2010 17:14|
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