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Variation in seawater quality of two intertidal zones of south Saurashtra coast, Gujarat, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Division of Marine Biology, Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  • 2Division of Marine Biology, Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Res. J. Marine Sci., Volume 5, Issue (2), Pages 1-6, June,13 (2017)

Abstract

This study summarizes the spatio-temporal variation of the water quality of sea from the selected intertidal zone of selected sampling sites along the south Saurashtra coast of India. The outcomes suggest the ranges of analyzed water samples of collected from Navapara and Vadodara of Gir-Somnath district from the period of December-2014 to November-2015. It was recorded that temperature of water from selected area was different by season. There was less variation or no variation recorded between all selected sites as well as in season in value of pH. Month wise more or less variations was recorded in value of Total Solids and Total Dissolved Solids. During summer it was recorded that value of Salinity was increased. It was also recorded that the dissolved oxygen level decreased when value of salinity increased. The value recorded for calcium and magnesium hardness was within the range of reported value of Arabian Sea. The study findings give the existing quality status for Navapara and Vadodara as a base line reference and will be useful for other environmental monitoring of these coastal sites.

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