Seagrasses - The forgotton marine habitat

Show simple item record Jagtap, T.G. Rodrigues, R.S. 2008-07-02T04:51:42Z 2008-07-02T04:51:42Z 2004
dc.identifier.citation Know our shore: Goa, ed. by: Untawale, A.G. 57-67p.
dc.description.abstract Seagrasses, a specialized group of flowering plants, submerged in the marine, estuarine, bay and backwater regions of the world. Though seagrass beds are of great ecological and socio economic importance, they are mostly unknown to Indians. Seagrass beds from India are mainly confined to southeast coast, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar group of Islands. West coast of India is represented by four species, and patches are confined to estuarine and bay regions. Halophila beccarii and H. ovalis constitute the seagrass flora of Goa, and their patches occur in the lower intertidal and shallow littoral, polyhaline (18-30 ppt) zones. The prominent beds in Goa exist along Mandovi and Terekhol estuaries, and Chapora Bay. These habitats in the country have been categorized as ecologically sensitive habitats under Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ).
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher WWF for Nature-India
dc.rights Copyright [2004]. It is tried to respect the rights of the copyright holders to the best of the knowledge. If it is brought to our notice that the rights are violated then the item would be withdrawn.
dc.subject Sea grass
dc.subject Aquatic plants
dc.subject Geographical distribution
dc.subject Coastal zone
dc.subject Environmental legislation
dc.title Seagrasses - The forgotton marine habitat
dc.type Book Chapter

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