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By Abhijit Mitra, Sufia Zaman

The e-book provides fresh study on marine ecology in several components of the area. It goals to make clear suitable subject matters for budding marine ecologists.

The “blue soup” of Planet Earth, which includes either biotic and abiotic elements, is vital to retaining the wheel of civilization operating. 4 significant surroundings provider different types were pointed out inside of this context, particularly provisioning services reminiscent of water, meals, mangrove bushes, honey, fish, wax, gasoline wooden, fodder and bioactive compounds from marine and estuarine wildlife; regulating services resembling the rules of weather, coastal erosion, coral bleaching and toxins; cultural services encompassing leisure (tourism), religious and different non-material merits; and supporting services reminiscent of nutrient biking and photosynthesis. those useful providers are got from a number of assets that needs to be conserved for the sake of humanity. This e-book offers info for every source style, not only within the type of an easy description, but additionally via case experiences that resulted from numerous learn initiatives and pilot courses conducted in numerous elements of the area. Statistical instruments have been extensively utilized to severely examine the effect of appropriate hydrological parameters at the biotic group. complex learn in marine and estuarine ecology is predicated at the use of refined tools, sampling precision, statistical instruments, etc., that have additionally been highlighted within the booklet.

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3 km from east to west. Along this plain, there are low elevated chains of islands (9 140 2800 N–79 100 2800 E and 9 130 2800 N–79 140 1600 E), namely, Pumurichan, Kovi, Kursadi and Shingle Islands. 27 km towards west. In the north of these islands, the seafloor slope is steep (till a depth of 1 m), whereas it is very gentle in the south (till a depth of 3 m). 83 km. From 10 to 30 m, the seafloor slopes moderately. In the area between Dhanushkodi and Kundugal, the seafloor is at a depth of 6 m and slopes 1 Marine Ecosystem: An Overview moderately up to 30 m depth.

It is expected that such involvement will restrict a sizable fraction of the people from illegal poaching and several anti-conservation activities. • Economic upliftment of the local people. 46 2 Estuarine Ecosystem: An Overview Fig. 4 Salt marsh grass Porteresia coarctata: a natural protein reservoir of deltaic Sundarbans Fig. 5 Final harvest of freshwater prawn grown with proteins of salt marsh grass Annexure 2B: Mangrove Vegetation: A Natural Source of Antioxidant 1. Introduction Oxygen is an indispensable molecule for the growth and survival of aerobic organisms in the planet earth.

Estuarine fishes are the sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart. Coronary heart disease occurs due to atherosclerosis and thrombosis. Atherosclerosis is initiated by endothelial damage that may result from stress-related events and may finally lead to thrombosis and arrhythmia, the main cause of sudden death. The omega-3 fatty acid synthesizes with the help of enzymes, eicosanoids. The antithrombotic effect of 26 2 Estuarine Ecosystem: An Overview Fig. 3 Stations in Indian Sundarbans selected for organic carbon study omega-3 fatty acid is due to these eicosanoids, which inhibit platelet aggregation, vasoconstriction and adhesion, and induces vasodilation.

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