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Encrusting form of corals as biofoulers in the marine environment of southeast coast of India.

Marimuthu, N and Wilson , Jerald J and Kumaraguru, AK (2005) Encrusting form of corals as biofoulers in the marine environment of southeast coast of India. Journal of Marine Biological Assocition of India, 47 (1). pp. 88-91.

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Abstract

Encrusting form of coral Montipora sp. belonging to the family Acroporidae, was found to settle on vertically submerged biofouling test panels installed at Pudhumadam coastal waters in the Gulf of Mannar. No other types of corals were found to settle on these test panels. The recruitment and growth of the coral occurred during March and November. Only 2 % of the total number of test panels showed coral attachment. A range of 7-15 % of the surface area of the panels was covered by the coral growth. Out of four different types of test panels employed, the one which was made of concrete, showed no coral settlement.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Oceanography > marine biology
Divisions: Annamalai Univ - Marine Biology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email rbearthsciences@gmail.com
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2010 05:50
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2010 05:46
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/27

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