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Biophysical Characteristics

The contribution of coastal lagoons to the continental shelf ecosystem of Ghana


Coastal lagoons are a resource within the coastal area. They are simple systems that are easily disturbed both by natural processes and by pollution from adjacent urban and industrial development. There is increasing pressure on coastal resources as a result of anthropogenic activities. The contribution of coastal lagoons to the coastal ecosystem in Ghana and some basic management measures are discussed. A number of issues impacting on lagoon resources are identified.

 

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Name of Author(s):
M. Entsua-Mensah
Institutional Affiliation:
Type of Publication:
Book Section
Name of Publisher or Journal:
Large Marine Ecosystems, Elsevier
Date of Publication:
2002
Number of Pages:
9