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Coral reefs in India


Coral reefs in India

Exclusively consists of fringing reefs. The reefs are relatively less developed due to large range of temperature and high salinity. Harbours with less biodiversity. The entire Gulf of Kutch is also known as a marine national park.[1]

Exclusively coral atolls with 36 islands of which 10 are inhabited. The islands range from less than a kilometer to about 9 km in length and does not exceed 2 km across.[2]

Fringing reefs with a chain of 21 islands from Rameswaram in the north to Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) in the south. This part of the gulf forms part of the Gulf of Mannar bisphere reserve.[3]

Situated in Bay of Bengal, exclusively fringing reefs of about 500 islands, most of these islands have a healthy biodiversity.[4]


  1. ^ Apte, Deepak. "Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutchh: A conservation challenge". Bombay Natural History Society. pp. 26–27. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Location,Area and Population". Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  3. ^ UNDP (1994). "Conservation and Sustainable-use of the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve’s Coastal Biodiversity" (PDF). UNDP, Project Brief, New York. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Planning Commission of India (2008). Andaman and Nicobar Islands Development Report. State Development Report series (illustrated ed.). Academic Foundation.  
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