ASSESSMENT OF PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF WATER IN MANGROVE ECOSYSTEM
Keywords:Water analysis, Mangroves, Environment, Physico-chemical analysis
The present investigation was carried out to assess the physico-chemical characteristics of Mangrove region in the Kavi, Dhuvara and Somnath for a period of ten (10) months. Surface water samples were collected from the chosen sampling stations at fortnightly intervals and analyzed to provide baseline information on the physico-chemical characteristics of these coastal biotopes. During the study period, variations observed in different water quality parameters of mangrove stations respectively. The present study would be helpful in assessing the changes in water quality that might happen in long run due to port development, regular port activities, industries that are in operation in and around the port area, shrimp farming etc.