Photosynthetic pigments in relation to dredging in Cochin harbour area Journal Article


Author(s): Rasheed, K.; Balchand A. N; Joseph, K. G.; Joseph, K. J.
Article Title: Photosynthetic pigments in relation to dredging in Cochin harbour area
Abstract: Estimation of photosynthetic pigments at the dredged and nondredged sites in the Cochin harbour was caried out from November 1994 to October 1995. The quantitative abundance of microflora at the dredged and nondredged locutions were analysed with respect to pigments. The higher concentration of chlorophyll a in the bottom water is indicative of the detachment of benthic flora from the sediments due to dredging. The effect of dredging was pronounced in bottom waters leading to the ecological imbalance of benthic microflora due to natural habitar loss.
Keywords: India;Arabian Sea;pigments;photosynthesis; dredging;harbors;bottom water;sea water;hydrochemistry;carotenoids;chlorophyll;marine sediments;Asia;Indian Ocean
Journal Title: Indian journal of marine sciences
Volume: 29
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0379-5136
Publisher: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research  
Date Published: 2000-01-01
Start Page: 57
End Page: 60
Language: English