Founded: 1972

ISSN: 0379-5136

CODEN: IJMNBF

INDIAN JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCES

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Volume 39 Number 1

March 2010

CONTENTS

 

EDITORIAL

7

Conservation and management of wetland systems

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

10

International conference on Climate Change and Environment And International Workshop on Climate Change & Island Vulnerability

 

 

 

CONFERENCE REPORT

 

 

13

National Conference on “Scientific strategies for protection and preservation of wetlands in India” held at Jawaharlal Nehru University on 11th - 12th January 2010

 

 

 

RESEARCH ARTICLES

 

 

15

Assessment of surface circulation using remote-sensed data, in-situ measurements and directional statistics
G Kalantzi, T H Soukissian & K Nittis

 

 

27

A comparative study of heavy metal concentrations in red seaweeds from different coastal areas of Karachi, Arabian Sea
Rashida Qari & Sardar Alam Siddiqui

 

 

43

Comparison of biological characteristics of the horse Mackerel (Trachurus trachurus L. 1758) which caught of different fishing gears in the Southern Black Sea (Turkey)
Serap Samsun, Ferhat Kalaycı, Cemalettin Şahin, Osman Samsun & Ahmet Mutlu Gözler

 

 

49

Radiotracer investigation for bed-load movement at New Mangalore Port, Mangalore, India
V K Sharma, H J Pant, H B Jagadeesh, A S Chalawadi, B K Girish & Gursharan Singh

57

Seasonal influence on settlement, distribution and diversity of fouling organisms at Mumbai harbour
B S Swami & M Udhayakumar

 

 

68

Study of age and growth of Indian sand whiting, sillago sihama (Forsskal) from Zuari estuary, Goa
E F Shamsan & Z A Ansari

 

 

74

Changes in the occurrence of hard substratum faunal composition: A case study from Mumbai harbour, India
Chetan A Gaonkar, Subhash S Sawant, Arga Chandrashekar Anil, Venkat Krishnamurthy & Sadanand N Harkantra

 

 

85

Heavy metal enrichment in seagrasses of Andaman Islands and its implication to the health of the coastal ecosystem
T Thangaradjou, E P Nobi, E Dilipan , K Sivakumar & S Susila

 

 

92

Significance of textural analysis in the sediments of Kayamkulam lake, southwest coast of India,
Reji Srinivas & Kurian Sajan

 

 

100

Antibacterial activity in the accessory nidamental gland extracts of the Indian squid, Loligo duvauceli Orbigny
Gomathi P, Nair J R & Sherief P M

 

 

105

Water quality status and Primary productivity of Valanthakad Backwater in Kerala
S Meera & S Bijoy Nandan

 

 

114

Studies on captive breeding and larval rearing of clown fish, Amphiprion sebae (Bleeker, 1853) using estuarine water
T T Ajith Kumar, Subodh Kant Setu, P Murugesan & T Balasubramanian

 

 

120

Carapace width and weight relationships, condition factor, relative condition factor and gonado-somatic index (GSI) of mud crabs (Scylla spp.) from Chilika Lagoon, India
Anil Mohapatra, Rajeeb K Mohanty, Surya K Mohanty &
S K Dey

 

 

128

Diurnal variability of heat fluxes over the coastal waters off Visakhapatnam during post-monsoon and winter seasons
Ch. Venkata Ramu, G Bharathi, Y Sadhuram & K V S R Prasad

 

 

136

Studies on tide depended salt-silt wedge and identification of turbidity maxima in Cochin estuary
P R Renosh, K Rasheed & A N Balchand

 

 

143

Effect of addition of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizers on biodegradation of crude oil by marine bacteria
Trupti K Vyas & B P Dave

 

 

151

Characterization and infectivity evaluation of vibrio harveyi causing white patch disease among captive reared seahorses, hippocampus kuda
S Thampi Raj, A P Lipton & G S Chauhan