Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 47 Issue 2

Hydrographic parameters off Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay during an year of abnormal rainfall

Bindu Sulochanan and K. Muniyandi

The results of monthly observations on the hydrographic parameters in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay during the period 2002-03 are reported. The meteorological parameters for the period have also been compiled. The area received 1120mm rainfall during the period as against a normal of 760mm. Maximum wind velocity of 16.2km/hr was in June and humidity of 78% in December. A comparison of the parameters of temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, primary productivity and biomass of both the ecosystems is presented.

Date : 30-12-2005