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Nutrient Distribution of Core Sediments in the mangroves of Manakudy estuary, Southwest coast of India

Author Affiliations

  • 1S.T Hindu College of Education, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Chemistry and Research centre, Women’s Christian College, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 11-15, January,22 (2015)

Abstract

Mangrove sediments play a pivotal role in the nutrient biogeochemical processes by behaving as both source and sink for nutrients and other materials. Core sediments were collected from various location of the Manakudy mangrove and analyzed for nutrients organic carbon and calcium carbonate. Spatial distribution of nutrients is controlled by the external and internal loadings.

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