Winter Season Variations In Physicochemical Parameters Of Marine Water Characteristics Of Coral Reef Of The Poshitra Coast, Paga Reef And Boria Reef Of Southwest Gulf Of Kachchh, India.
Thakur Bignesh, Chavda Chetan, Salvi Harshad
Index Terms: Marine water, Physico-chemical parameters, Coral reef, pH, DO, Gulf of Kachchh.
Abstract: Winter season variations of physicochemical parameters of water of coral reef were studied at three different sites of Poshitra cluster in the Gulf of Kachchh (GoK), India. These sites come under Marine National Park and Sanctuary and it is demarked as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The study sites were selected on the basis of their ecological importance. These sites are having rich marine diversity and especially good coral presence. The study was carried out on the monthly basis from Nov’11 to Feb’12. Some of the water parameters are analyzed on site and others in lab. Winter season variations of different parameters investigated were as follows: pH (8.02-9.89), Temperature (19.90-29.40 °C), Dissolve oxygen (5.20-8.60 mg/l), Turbidity (3.24-20.80 NTU), and Salinity (33.8-40.0 ppt).
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