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. Meenakumari, B and Boopendranath, M R and Edwin, Leela and Sankar, T V and Gopal, Nikita and Ninan, George,(eds.) 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-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:8756
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:29 Oct 2011 15:55
Last Modified:29 Oct 2011 15:55

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