Issue Date: Jul 15, 2009
Tsunami left Tamil Nadu's coast turbid, marine plants sluggish
tsunami that struck India in December 2004 has affected the productivity of its coastal waters.
A research team from Chennai and Kolkata analysed the quality of coastal water at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu. They found the levels of the nutrients--nitrate, phosphate, silicate--and turbidity were five to 10 times the pre-tsunami levels. Other than natural sources, increased pollution such as run-off from agricultural fields could be the reason for more nutrients.
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