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Foraminiferal studies in nearshore regions of western coast of India and Laccadives Islands : A review

  title={Foraminiferal studies in nearshore regions of western coast of India and Laccadives Islands : A review},
  author={Sastry and Pant and A. Kurian and S. E. Seibold},
The literature published on foraminiferal investigations carried out till date on nearshore, shallow water regions up to a depth of 50 m, along western coast of India, including Laccadive Archipelago has been reviewed. The aim is to prepare a bibliography of the foraminiferal studies from the tropical Arabian Sea bordering west coast of India and to highlight the major contribution made towards various studies of foraminifera. The review shows that most of the studies discussed taxonomical and… Expand

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