Valuation of Marine Resources

Valuation of Ecosystem Services of the Maha Oya

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Valuation of Marine Resources

Valuation of Ecosystem Services of the Maha Oya

http://efl.lk/v2/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Valuation-of-Ecosystem-Services-of-the-Maha-Oya.pdf Summary The Maha Oya is one of Sri Lanka’s major rivers, and flows into the western coast of the country. It  has  been  a  source  of  sand,  clay  and  water  for  many  decades.  However,  over  recent  years, clay and sand mining have increased, to meet the rapidly growing construction demands of the country. These […]

Fishing & Ecosystems Loss

A preliminary studies on fish production in relation ot primary production of the western coastal waters in sri lanka

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A preliminary studies on fish production in relation ot primary production of the western coastal waters in sri lanka

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326658590_A_preliminary_studies_on_fish_production_in_relation_ot_primary_production_of_the_western_coastal_waters_in_sri_lanka Abstract The present study deals with an account of the results of an investigation on plankton primary production using Oxygen technique in the coastal waters of the western coast in Sri Lanka. Magnitude of primary production and its monthly variations were studied. Factors governing the primary production such as; transparency of water, temperature, phytoplankton […]

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The occurence of marine organisms in ballast water of ship visiting Colombo Harbor

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The occurence of marine organisms in ballast water of ship visiting Colombo Harbor

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228535065_THE_OCCURRENCE_OF_MARINE_ORGANISMS-IN_BALLAST_WATER_OF_SHIP_VISITING_COLOMBO_HARBOUR Abstract Ballast water is a major source of biological invasions around the globe. More than 4500 bulk carriers, cargo vessels and oil tankers arrive to Colombo harbor annually and they discharge a large amount of ballast water in Sri Lankan marine environment. Present research was to study the occurrence of marine organisms in the […]

Fishing & Ecosystems Loss

Zooplankton Assemblage in Hambanota Port and Adjacent Coastal Waters of Sri Lanka

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Zooplankton Assemblage in Hambanota Port and Adjacent Coastal Waters of Sri Lanka

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/292971899_Zooplankton_Assemblage_in_Hambanota_Port_and_Adjacent_Coastal_Waters_of_Sri_Lanka Abstract Present study was to investigate zooplankton assemblage in Hambantota port and adjacent coastal waters in Sri Lanka. Samples were collected from the port before the commencement of commercial operations in order to have baseline information on zooplankton assemblage that can be used in the future to study any community change. Species composition, abundance, […]

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Plankton Composition and Potential of contaminating alien species via ballast water discharged in Colombo Harbor

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Plankton Composition and Potential of contaminating alien species via ballast water discharged in Colombo Harbor

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325294241_PLANKTON_COMPOSITION_AND_POTENTIAL_OF_CONTAMINATING_ALIENSPECIES_VIA_BALLAST_WATER_DISCHARGED_IN_COLOMBO_HARBOR Abstract Colombo harbor is one of the key harbors in south Asia due to its strategic location in the main east-west shipping route. Therefore, Colombo port and adjacent marine environment is under risk of introducing alien species through the discharge of ballast water. When new species introduced to a particular location, existing composition will […]

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A study on zooplankton composition and their potentiality as bio indicators in selected coastal habitats Sri Lanka

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A study on zooplankton composition and their potentiality as bio indicators in selected coastal habitats Sri Lanka

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283084933_A_study_on_zooplankton_composition_and_their_potentiality_as_bio_indicators_in_selected_coastal_habitats_Sri_Lanka Abstract The present study carried out in order to understand the composition of zooplankton and their potentiality as bio indicators in Sri Lankan coastal waters. The study was carried out during the day time in a six months period in 2012. Samples were collected at major ports, fishery harbours and certain important native coastal […]

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Dinoflagellate Cyst Assemblage and Marine Sediment Characteristics of Colombo Port, Sri Lanka

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Dinoflagellate Cyst Assemblage and Marine Sediment Characteristics of Colombo Port, Sri Lanka

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/292971792_Dinoflagellate_Cyst_Assemblage_and_Marine_Sediment_Characteristics_of_Colombo_Port_Sri_Lanka Abstract The present study was to investigate dinoflagellate cyst assemblage in relation to sediment characteristics of sediments in Colombo Port. Sampling was conducted between June and October 2013. Sediment samples collected using small and large core samplers were analyzed for occurrence of dinoflagellate cysts and Particle size and organic content of the sediment were […]

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First Record of Cheilostome Encrusting Bryozoan, Celleporaria volsella from Coastal Waters of Sri Lanka

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First Record of Cheilostome Encrusting Bryozoan, Celleporaria volsella from Coastal Waters of Sri Lanka

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325268852_First_Record_of_Cheilostome_Encrusting_Bryozoan_Celleporaria_volsella_from_Coastal_Waters_of_Sri_Lanka Abstract Sri Lanka is an Island country with very high faunal diversity. Yet, many species remain to be uncovered due to lack of interest on biodiversity in the marine environment. Therefore, it is imperative to carry out comprehensive studies to unveil these mysterious organisms from our coastal waters. Biofouling community is one such group […]

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Spatial Distribution and Species Composition of Seagrasses in Mannar Lagoon

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Spatial Distribution and Species Composition of Seagrasses in Mannar Lagoon

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325266525_Spatial_Distribution_and_Species_Composition_of_Seagrasses_in_Mannar_Lagoon Abstract Gulf of Mannar region has identified as “High Regional Priority Areas” by IUCN due to its high ecosystem and species diversity. Seagrass meadows play a significant role as primary producers sustaining a diversity of invertebrates, fish and other vertebrates such as dugong and sea turtles that inhabit or visit the area. Seagrasses also […]

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Growth of Acropora formosa Fragments in In-situ Coral Nurseries at Polhena Reef, Matara, Sri Lanka

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Growth of Acropora formosa Fragments in In-situ Coral Nurseries at Polhena Reef, Matara, Sri Lanka

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325266263_Growth_of_Acropora_formosa_Fragments_in_In-situ_Coral_Nurseries_at_Polhena_Reef_Matara_Sri_Lanka Abstract Coral reef are one of the most valuable coastal ecosystems, yet they are under various threats. Present study was to investigate the growth of Acropora Formosa fragments in in-situ coral nurseries of Matara Pollhena reef located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Study was conducted between April to November 2014. Eight different […]