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Environmental Monitoring

The coastal baseline studies and monitoring are being carried out on the following key parameters:

  • Water quality.
  • Sediment quality
  • Heavy metals in organisms
  • Fish catch
  • Underwater survey and monitoring of coral reefs and associated fauna and flora.
  • Underwater survey and monitoring of seagrass beds and associated fauna and flora.
  • Underwater survey and monitoring of fish population in coral reef and seagrass bed areas.
From Blog
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2016, Coral Bleaching and Mortality in Gulf of Mannar, India

The Third Global Coral Bleaching Event caused significant coral mortality in Gulf of Mannar, Southea

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Coral Health Training Workshop at SDMRI, 05-08 Dec. 2016

A training workshop on coral health was conducted for the young reef researchers across India at Sug

Latest nEWS
Vaan Island in Gulf of Mannar on the verge of submergence
04-Nov-2013
Erosion has been a serious threat to Vaan Island as it is shrinking in size over the years. The
MoEF sanctions project to assess the impact of exotic seaweed
03-Nov-2013
-First long term comprehensive study to develop appropriate management plan to protect the affec