Impact of Hydroelectric Projects on Commercial Bivalves in a South Indian West Coast Estuary

  title={Impact of Hydroelectric Projects on Commercial Bivalves in a South Indian West Coast Estuary},
  author={Meganathan Boominathan and G. Ravikumar and M. D. Subash Chandran and T. V. Ramachandra},
  journal={Journal of Biodiversity},
  pages={1 - 9}
Abstract Estuarine bivalves, sedentary invertebrates, in their species-specific spatial niches are more susceptible to hydroelectric projects related ecological changes, especially salinity reduction as the case study in Kali estuary towards the centre of the Indian west coast reveals. A comparison with the situation in Aghanashini estuary in the same district was helpful in unravelling dam-related salinity dilution in Kali estuary and its impact on the bivalves. The pre-dams bivalve scenario… 
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