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Title: Idol immersion and its adverse impact on water quality and plankton community in Hooghly (Ganges) River Estuary, India: Implications for conservation management
Authors: Rakshit, Dibyendu
Sarkar, Santosh Kumar
Keywords: Idol immersion;Water quality;Phytoplankton;Tintinnid;Hooghly River Estuary
Issue Date: Sep-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Deterioration of water quality due to high turbidity (11.87±1.13 NTU) and biochemical oxygen demand (1.66±0.38 mg l-1) coupled with low chlorophyll (chl a) (0.94±0.15 mgm-3) during immersion has been recorded. Decreasing trend of numerical density for loricate ciliate tintinnid (microzooplankton) [post-immersion (224±52 cells l-1) > pre-immersion (144±36 cells l-1) > immersion (85±30 cells l-1)] and phytoplankton [post-immersion (2745±912 cells l-1) > pre-immersion (2337±441 cells l-1) > immersion (1660±334 cells l-1)] was evident.
Page(s): 1870-1879
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.47(09) [September 2018]

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