Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 37 Issue 1&2

Occurrence and distribution of bacterial indicators of faecal pollution in the tidal waters of a muddy coast.

V. K. Abhaykumar and H. C. Dube

Population of bacterial indicators of faecal pollution at three coastal port stations viz. Old Port, New Port and Gogha Port of Bhavnagar were enumerated every month for two years. Old port was found to be more polluted than the other two ports. It showed higher populations of total coliform, faecal coliform and faecal streptococci that increased during the monsoon and postmonssons months. The tidal waters during most part of the year showed a wide variation of faecal index.

Date : 30-12-1995