Physico-Chemical Sediment Properties of Mangroves of Odisha, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sahoo K, Ph.D. (Microbiology)
Biomics and Biodiversity Laboratory
Centre of Biotechnology
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University
Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751003, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 24, 2017; Accepted Date: May 12, 2017; Published Date: May 19, 2017
Citation: Sahoo K, Jee PK, Dhal NK, Das R (2017) Physico-Chemical Sediment Properties of Mangroves of Odisha, India. J Oceanogr Mar Res 5:162. doi: 10.4172/2572-3103.1000162
Copyright: © 2017 Sahoo K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The physico-chemical properties of sediments are most likely control the reforestation success as well as the nutrient recycling in mangrove sites. A study of physico-chemical parameters of mangrove sediments of Odisha from five different sampling sites such as Bhitarakanika, Dhamra, Mahanadi, Devi and Budhabalanga was carried out. Different physico-chemical characters such as pH, conductivity, salinity, Organic carbon, alkalinity and total phosphates were analysed. The pH was found to be alkaline i.e., 8.77 ± 0.10 at Budhabalanga whereas slightly acidic i.e., 4.32 ± 0.12 at Devi sampling site of Odisha. Salinity was maximum i.e., 4.63 ± 0.16 PSU at Bhitarakanika whereas minimum i.e., 0.39 ± 0.0.05 PSU at Budhabalanga sampling sites. Organic carbon content was maximum i.e., 51.86 ± 0.11 mg/g at Bhitarakanika site whereas minimum i.e., 6.7 ± 0.12 mg/g at Budhabalanga site. The present study would form a useful tool for further ecological assessment and monitoring of the coastal mangrove ecosystems of Odisha.