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        Abstract - Issue Mar 2011, 32 (2)                                                                                                             Back

nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Marine ecological habitat: A case study on projected thermal

power plant around Dharamtar creek, India


Author Details


Vikrant A. Kulkarni

National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa - 403 004, India

Velamala S. Naidu

National Institute of Oceanography, Regional Centre, Mumbai - 400 053, India

Tanaji G. Jagtap

(Corresponding author)

National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa - 403 004, India





Publication Data

Paper received:

03 November 2009


Revised received:

13 March 2010



20 April 2010




Estuaries and tidal creeks, harboring mangroves particularly, face tremendous anthropogenic pressures. Expansion of mega cities and the thermal power plants are generally proposed in the vicinity of estuaries and creek, due to the feasibility of intake and discharge of water for cooling. Discharges from such developments remain constant threat of increasing thermal pollution and affecting the quality of environment. The baseline information on prevailing quality of aquatic environment comes handy for understanding alterations due to such activities. Principle component analysis (PCA) revealed that temperature, pH, salinity, suspended solids, DO, BOD and phaeophytins are major parameters influencing the creek system. Heated effluents may have direct and adverse impacts on these parameters, altering biotic constituents. Hence, periodic and detailed observations are necessary to estimate exact response of biotic communities to changing environment. The present paper is based on case study, projecting a power plant in the vicinity of major mangrove habitats of Dharamtar creek


Key words

Case study , Marine habitate, Thermal pollution, Mangroves, Dharamtar creek, PCA


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