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Title: Ecology of mangroves in Mandovi and Zuari estuaries and the interconnecting Cumbarjua canal of Goa
Authors: Untawale, A. G.
Dwivedi, S. N.
Singbal, S. Y. S.
Issue Date: Jun-1973
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Mangroves are absent in the mouth regions (6 to 7 km long) of both the estuaries. On either bank they have sandy beaches or rocky shores. These zones have high wave action, high salinity and low temperature. The adjoining reaches of estuaries are the zones of mangrove vegetation, extending from the lower part of the middle reaches right up to the upper reaches of these estuaries. Cumbarjua canal is also included in this zone where the wave action is weak, the sandy beaches are replaced by mudflats and the estuarine water is slightly warmer, with lower salinity and higher oxygen. The mangrove flora of these estuaries includes 31 species of 29 genera belonging to 19 families of angiosperms. Succession of species, association, dominance and other aspects of vegetation like density, adaptation and height have also been discussed.
Page(s): 47-53
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.02(1) [June 1973]

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