Characteristics of nearshore waters in Binge Bay, Karwar

M.D. Zingde, S.Y.S. Singbal

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Environmental parameters to delineate characteristics of nearshore waters were studied over one year in Binge Bay. Existence of low temperature, high saline, low dissolved oxygen and high nutrient water during August-October at the bottom was observed. Levels of soluble Mn, Fe, Cu and Zn were on the lower side of the range observed for the Arabian Sea. Concentrations of some trace metals in marine algae, fishes, crustaceans and molluscs are also reported and discussed

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