20 Jul Mud Banks Of(f) Kerala,India
Mud banks (MB) are very special to certain segments of the coastal waters of Kerala and were first reported by Bristo, the founder of the Cochin port. This phenomenon, not known elsewhere in the world is of interest not only to the fishing industry and Marine biologists, but also to physical and chemical oceanographers as well as geoscientists. The immediate attraction to the fishworkers is the very profitable fisheries opportunities due to very special fish species attached to the MB or fishing ground the mud banks are synonymous with. Further, such a phenomenon is also not noticed reported from elsewhere in the country. In what follows, one would come across a useful summary or rather a review of the various aspects the MB.
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