Coral mortality in reefs: The cause and effect; A central concern for reef monitoring

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dc.contributor.author Raghukumar, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-12T08:40:14Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-12T08:40:14Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.citation Regional Workshop on the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coral Reefs, C83-C86p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1983
dc.description.abstract The primary causal agents for the destruction of corals are the abiotic and/or biotic agents or a combination of both. The abiotic factors that are responsible are bioerosion, sedimentation, eutrophication and pollution, whereas the biotic causes are unbalanced predation, competitors for substratum and diseases. As a result, the effects of these causative agents are partial mortality in massive corals, bleaching, block-band and white-band disease. All these effects of various causal organisms or events are destructive and long-lasting. The coral reef monitoring programme therefore aims at identifying reefs in various localities inorder to monitor them for various diseases and hence evolve strategies to eliminate the causes of diseases
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher M.S. Swaminathan Res. Found., Chennai (India)
dc.rights Copyright [1997]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject coral
dc.subject coral reefs
dc.subject mortality
dc.subject diseases
dc.subject biotic factors
dc.subject abiotic factors
dc.subject monitoring
dc.title Coral mortality in reefs: The cause and effect; A central concern for reef monitoring
dc.type Conference Article


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