Present status of coral reefs in Gulf of Mannar Islands

Jeyabaskaran, R and Lyla, P S and Khan, S Ajmal (1996) Present status of coral reefs in Gulf of Mannar Islands. Seshaiyana, 4 (1). pp. 105-107.



Coral reefs are the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world. Typically they contain number of specialised species representing almost all groups of marine animals. One of the reasons for the great diversity of life in coral reef is the diversified habitats they offer. The great number of holes and crevices in the reef provides abundant shelter for fishes and invertebrates. Coral reefs are also important nurseries and are thus a peculiar store house and repository of various animals.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:coral reefs; Gulf of Mannar Islands
Subjects:Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
ID Code:7697
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:22 Feb 2011 17:20
Last Modified:22 Feb 2011 17:20

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