• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2008, Volume: 1, Issue: 1, Pages: 1-10

Original Article

Endangered coral islands: A case study of Dahlak in Red Sea


The geo-chemical nature of coral island in relation to the Dahlak archipelago has been revisited. The mechanism behind the symptom of cracks, pot-holes and caves has been discussed in the back-drop of chemical weathering of coral deposits and calcite rock. This study highlights the vulnerability of Dahlak reef ecosystems and calls for protecting the biodiversity hotspot on priority basis. 


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