Pollution impact assessment in mangrove associated thermal bridge estuary, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu
Moulitharan N, Sudhan C, Bharathi S and Vinoth S
The impact assessment of pollution in mangrove associated thermal bridge estuary, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu was carried out to find out the occurrence and abundance of various pollutants in different Months followed by the observation of ecological Impacts (No:10) and pollutants (No:18) were shortlisted along the study area. The polythene bags and water bottles forms the major pollutants in all sampling stations. The present study concludes the benefits of mangrove associated estuarine areas followed by adverse effects and suggestions to be incorporated by the people and the local fishers to regulate the system by conservatory measures to overcome the problems faced to maintain the ecological balance in a sustainable manner.