Macrobenthos in the nearshore coastal system of Bombay

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dc.contributor.author Mathew, A.
dc.contributor.author Govindan, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-25T05:30:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-25T05:30:20Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India (B: Biological Sciences), Vol.65; 411-430p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2286
dc.description.abstract Distribution, abundance and biodiversity of macrobenthic standing stock in the nearshore coastal system of Bombay, Maharashtra, India were estimated (1985-86) in relation to the prevailing environmental stress due to disposal of anthropogenic wastes. Selected water quality parameters like S ppt, DO, BOD, nutrients etc. were monitored. Macrobenthos and water quality of the Harbour-Thana creek-System (HTS) and the Bassein creek-coastal system (BCS) were studied and compared. HTS sustained relatively higher macrofaunal abundance and biodiversity as compared to BCS. An increase in faunal group diversity as well as species diversity of polychaetes from the inner creek to the open coastal zone was noticed. Sediment texture and organic matter were correlated with macrofaunal standing stock. A pollution induced ecological modification of macrobenthos especially in the inner creek regions of Thana and Bassein was evident.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Academy of Sciences, India
dc.rights Copyright [1995]. 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 fish diseases
dc.subject viral diseases
dc.subject shrimp culture
dc.subject fish culture
dc.subject husbandry diseases
dc.subject growth
dc.subject culture media
dc.subject temperature
dc.subject serum
dc.subject Viruses
dc.title Macrobenthos in the nearshore coastal system of Bombay
dc.type Journal Article


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