In the last four decades, dugong (Dugong dugon) aggregations have been rarely reported from the geographically isolated, vast seascape of the Andaman Islands, India.

Dugong (Dugong dugon), also called 'Sea Cow', occurs in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Gulf of Mannar, Palk Bay, and Gulf of Kutch in India. These marine mammals are herbivores which spend their full life in the sea. They are the only extant species of the family Dugongidae.

The Centre has suggested a slew of relaxations in the new draft of coastal norms proposed for India's islands, including those involving eco-tourism, road construction using reclamation, and storag

Accidental entanglement of turtles in abandoned fshing nets has been, and will likely continue to be, a major threat to sea turtles. Te impact of abandoned or lost nets, also known as ghost nets, can occur far from their point of origin as nets may drif far distances with ocean currents. Turtles that swim through ghost nets may get their body or fippers snagged in the net, potentially leading to lost circulation and injury to fippers, drowning, or prevention from feeding to the point of starvation.

Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals.

Though the quakes measured around five or more on the Richter Scale, there was no tsunami alert

KOLKATA: Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has set up 25 permanent monitoring stations in five islands of the Sunderbans to study the impact of climate change on the mangroves and its fauna.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 (Bernama) -- A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, hit the Andaman Islands in the Indian region at 11.16 am today, according to the Meteorological Departme

It is expected to strike the Kerala coast in the next eight-10 days

PORT BLAIR/BHUBANESWAR India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A cyclone heading for India's southeast coast gathered strength on Wednesday, uprooting trees, triggering landslides and snapping power a