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Title: Need for monitoring and conservation of marine floral and faunal biodiversity in the coastal region of Karnataka, India
Authors: Rajashekara, S.
Keywords: Arabian Sea;Coastal Zone;Estuary;Mangroves;Marine birds;Marine flora and fauna
Issue Date: Jan-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Marine environment of India consists of unique ecosystems are known for their aesthetic beauty and provides habitat for numerous biological species. Mangroves are unique ecosystem of tropics and sub-tropics which support naturally diverse groups of aquatic and terrestrial organisms. These ecosystems serves has a haven for many varieties of birds and other fauna. Several Islands of Karnataka is an excellent place to enjoy the seascape, the mangroves with waves wading at their roots, several water birds and the spectacular dusk. Marine organisms have some physical and special adaptations that are unique to their lifestyle. Many species of seabirds spend much of their time in and around the seawater that have special types of behavior. The practice of coastal regions by monitoring of marine flora and fauna is an important topic of study in the coastal zone of Karnataka, India forms a good baseline work for the assessment of human–animal interactions. The comprehensive catalogues can be prepared separately for the marine flora and the fauna in order to recognize priority areas for maintenance in the coastal and non- coastal regions of Karnataka, India.
Page(s): 7-14
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.47(01) [January 2018]

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