Anthropogenic Activities Including Pollution and Contamination of Coastal Marine Environment

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  • CSIR -National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, (Goa) ,IN
  • CSIR -National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, (Goa) ,IN



Anthropogenic Activities, Contamination, Effect, Marine Environment
Pollution & Waste Management


The term anthropogenic designates an effect or object resulting from human activity. The increasing economic development and a rapidly growing population that has taken the country from 300 million people in 1947 to more than one billion people today is putting a strain on the environment, infrastructure and the country's natural resources. Today Industrial pollution, soil erosion, deforestation, rapid industrialization, urbanization and land degradation are all worsening problem due to environmental contamination Massive changes are reported due to various anthropogenic activities such as changes in temperature regime and radioactive background, discharges of toxic effluents and inflow of nutrients, irretrievable water consumption and damage of aquatic organisms, landing of commercial species, destruction of shoreline and construction of drilling rig. Simultaneous impact of several factors can cause synergistic effects when the consequences can exceed the mere sum of the effects caused by each factor separately. The concept of environmental contamination and its effect is extremely important for analyzing the changes in regional ecology due to anthropogenic activities.


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Ansari, Z. A., & Matondkar, S. G. P. (2014). Anthropogenic Activities Including Pollution and Contamination of Coastal Marine Environment. Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health, 14(1-2), 71–78.