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Marine salt to bring sea life at your doorstep

17 July 2012

BHAVNAGAR: Those looking forward to having marine life in their aquariums need not go anywhere in search of seawater. Scientists at Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar, have developed a special marine salt to address their needs.

It is a solid form of artificial seawater which can be used for sustaining life in a marine aquarium. Director, CSMCRI, P K Ghosh said, “The objective was to meet the greater need of scientific community at large where seawater is not available for research.”

“We have sent the marine salt for experiments to various institutions as well as people who keep marine aquariums in their houses. We have received a very good response from them. Sea life survives with the help of this salt in a natural manner. The salt is basically a ‘solid form of the sea’. When dissolved, it turns fresh water to seawater. Since seawater contains many salts and micro-nutrients, getting the right salt at an affordable price is of critical importance. This salt would be cheaper and available at around Rs 15 per kg,” Ghosh said……

Read more: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/environment/developmental-issues/marine-salt-to-bring-sea-life-at-your-doorstep/articleshow/15022085.cms

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Written by csirindia

July 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

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