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Title: Marine sponges as biological indicator of oligotrophic Andaman waters
Authors: Kiruba-Sankar, R.
Chadha, N.K.
Dam-Roy, S.
Sawant, Paramita Banerjee
Saharan, Neelam
Krishnan, P.
Keywords: Porifera;Pollution;Depth;Phototrophic;Oligotrophy
Issue Date: Feb-2016
Abstract: Surveys on marine sponges conducted vide SCUBA at South Andaman (North Bay, Chidiyatapu, Havelock and Neil Island) at three different depth zones (5, 10 and 15m) using randomly placed quadrants(1x1m2). Marine sponge recorded in the surveys showed Carteriospongia foliascens, a phototrophic species, which mainly relies on the translocation of nutrients from their symbiotic cyanobacteria was observed in all depths and is well known as biological indicator of oligotrophic waters.
Page(s): 338-341
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.45(02) [February 2016]

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