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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2015, 3(3), 75-80
DOI: 10.12691/aees-3-3-2
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Fisherine Status and Their Link between Sediment CNP Content of Kadinamkulam Estuary at Kerala, India

Beslin Leena Grace1,

1Department of Biotechnology, Vinayaka Missions University, Salem-636308, Tamil Nadu, India

Pub. Date: May 31, 2015

Cite this paper:
Beslin Leena Grace. Fisherine Status and Their Link between Sediment CNP Content of Kadinamkulam Estuary at Kerala, India. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2015; 3(3):75-80. doi: 10.12691/aees-3-3-2

Abstract

Sediment characteristics of the aquatic environment reflect the quality of overlying water. In this context the organic carbon (C), total nitrogen (N), total phosphorous (P) levels can be used as indicators of water condition. In the present study the CNP contents of the Kadinamkulam estuary (southern India) was analysed. Both the sediments and the survey of fin and shell fishes of the same estuary were carried on monthly for twelve months (April 2013-March 2014). The results were correlated by Karl-Pearson correlation coefficient. A total of 30 fish specimens and sediments needed for analyses were collected. As a result of the study some organisms showed certain level of significance with the C N P contents tested.

Keywords:
carbon nitrogen phosphorous sediment and backwater

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