Seagrass Diversity and Influence of Beach Erosion in Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar Seagrass Beds

Sulochanan, Bindu and Kumaraguru, A K and Mathew, Grace (2010) Seagrass Diversity and Influence of Beach Erosion in Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar Seagrass Beds. In: Coastal Fishery Resources of India - Conservation and sustainable utilisation. Society of Fisheries Technologists, pp. 209-219.

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    Abstract

    The study area was selected based on its variability in current pattern with the change of season, topography and anthropogenic activity. Sangumal situated in Rameswaram island is located in Palk Bay (9°17' N lat; 79°19' E long). As it is near the temple of Rameswaram, it attracts a lot of tourists round the year. There is a sewage outlet adjacent to this site which brings in effluent from the habitation in the island. The seagrass beds located here are exposed during the lowest low tide in the southwest monsoon season up to a distance of 1-2 km from the shore, while during northeast monsoon season the current is in the reverse direction towards the coast from Bay of Bengal, hence there will be no exposure of seagrass beds even during low tide.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Seagrass; Beach Erosion; Palk Bay; Gulf of Mannar; Seagrass Beds
    Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Restoration
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Conservation
    Algae
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2011 10:25
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:51
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8756

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