Corals in Gujarat, India

Publication Date : 29/07/2015

Author(s) :

Geetika Nambiar.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
Issue 7
(07 - 2015)

Abstract :

Background: The state of Gujarat, in the northwestern region of India has the longest coastline, covering more than 1,600 km and accounts for 22% of total coastline of the country with a diversity of habitats, especially mangroves, salt marshes, coral reefs, wetlands and sea grasses. Aim: To educate and enlighten readers about the flourishing marine life of Gujarat’s Coral life. Methods: Based on web search using the following keywords, information was compiled and elicited Results: It is found that many indigenous and non indigenous coral species that have occupied the coastal areas of Gujarat. The Gulf of Kutchh is home to coral reefs and India’s first marine national parks. Conclusion: Although the costal region of Gujarat is rich in Coral biodiversity, there are still many undiscovered regions which need further exploration by marine biologists. Moreover, the government of India can set up museums near these parks to educate the local as well as tourists to enable promotion as well as preservation of marine life.

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