Puducherry mangroves under sewage pollution threat need conservation

Satheeshkumar, P and Manjusha, U and Pillai, N G K and Senthil Kumar, D (2012) Puducherry mangroves under sewage pollution threat need conservation. Current Science, 102 (1). pp. 13-14.


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Indian mangroves have a rich diversity of soil-dwelling organisms which include micro, meio and macro forms. Mangrove ecosystem provides an ideal nursery and breeding ground for most of the marine and brackish water fish and shellfish. India has only 2.66% of the world’s mangroves1, covering an estimated area of 4827 sq. km. The present study area lies within the margins of lat. 11°90′107″– 11°90′703″N and long. 79°80′547″– 79°81′851″E. Mangrove exists as fringing vegetation over 168 ha distributed along the sides of Ariankuppam estuary, which empties into the Bay of Bengal (Coromandal coast) at Veerampatinam on the southeastern coast of India

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Puducherry; mangrove; sewage pollution; conservation
Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Conservation
Marine Environment > Marine Pollution
Marine Ecosystems > Mangroves
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 11:18
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:51
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8826

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