Ecology of ascidians in the macrofouling community of New Mangalore Port

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dc.contributor.author Venkat, K.
dc.contributor.author Anil, A.C.
dc.contributor.author Khandeparker, D.C.
dc.contributor.author Mokashe, S.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-25T06:22:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-25T06:22:31Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.citation Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol.24; 41-43p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2394
dc.description.abstract Ascidians constitute a major component of macrofouling community at the New Mangalore Port during the premonsoon season (February-May). The presence of ascidians in these waters is being reported for the first time. Ascidian recruitment was not observed during monsoon season (June-September). At this locality salinity does not drop substantially during monsoon months and hence the absence of ascidians during monsoon cannot be attributed to salinity stress. The only striking change in the environmental parameters during monsoon months was the increased suspended load (turbidity) and this may be one of the controlling factors in the recruitment of ascidians in this area
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher NISCAIR, CSIR
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 fouling organisms
dc.subject seasonal distribution
dc.subject environmental factors
dc.subject ecological distribution
dc.subject Ascidians
dc.title Ecology of ascidians in the macrofouling community of New Mangalore Port
dc.type Journal Article


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