Vulnerability of Corals to Seawater Warming

Vivekanandan, E and Hussain Ali, M and Rajagopalan, M (2009) Vulnerability of Corals to Seawater Warming. In: Global Climate Change and Indian Agriculture. Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, pp. 97-100.

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    Abstract

    Coral reefs are the most diverse marine habitat, which support an estimated 1 million species globally. They are highly sensitive to climatic influences and are among the most sensitive of all ecosystems to temperature changes, exhibiting the phenomenon known as coral bleaching when stressed by higher than normal sea temperatures. Reef-building corals are highly dependent on a symbiotic relationship with microscopic algae (type of dinoflagellate known as zooxanthellae), which live within the coral tissues.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Vulnerability; Corals; Seawater Warming
    Subjects: Oceanography > Seawater study
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Vulnerability
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
    Marine Environment > Climate change
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries

    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 06:16
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:49
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8437

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