Effects of seagrass bed removal for tourism purposes in a Mauritian bay.

  • D. Daby
  • Published 2003 in Environmental pollution


Stresses and shocks are increasing on the main natural assets in Mauritius (Western Indian Ocean) by tourism (marine-based) development activities. Seagrasses are removed by hotels in the belief that they are unsightly or harbour organisms causing injury to bathers. Environmental changes (e.g. sediment characteristics and infauna distribution, water quality… (More)