Variation in biofouling on different species of Indian timbers

T.V. Raveendran, A.B. Wagh


Biofouling on twenty species of wood exposed in waters of Mormugao Harbour, Goa, India have been presented. Macrofouling biomass varied from species to species. Maximum biomass was recorded on Artocarpus chaplasha (4 kg/m2) and minimum on Hopea odorata (1.1 kg/m2). Fouling fauna comprised of barnacles, tunicates and bryozoans. The study brings out the antifouling properties exhibited by some of these Indian timbers


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