Seasonal Variation Among The Physicochmical Characters Of The Bottom Soil Of Muthupettai Mangroves

Research Article
Sakthivel S and Ayyavoo M
Soil, physicochemical factors, nutrients, salinity.

Mangroves constitute one of the important parts of an estuarine of ecosystem and infact form an icon for the estuarine ecosystem. An attempt has been made to study the characters of soil sample with relation to seasons. The study revealed that the pH was high during the summer and was found to be low during the winter season. The nitrogen content of the sample between the season showed insignificant variation. The iron, zinc, Carbonate and bicarbonate and the total phosphorus were found to be trace. The analyses revealed that the physico chemical factors showed significant variation between the seasons.