K.S. Sudhi

KOCHI: Three unique marine organisms, Deep Sea Smoky Batfish, Grooved Razor fish and Frog crab, have been re-recorded from Indian waters after a gap of over a century.

Cruises on board ocean research vessel

Nagercoil: The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2010 as the International year of biodiversity in its 61st session in 2006 to help create awareness of the importance of biodiversity through activities and events.


KOCHI: The rediscovery of a Jurassic shrimp, thought to have been extinct 50 million years ago, and a living Caribbean fossil that flourished worldwide some 100 million years, are some of the interesting finds of the recently concluded first census of marine life.

The census revealed the richness of marine biodiversity and it took the estimate of known marine species from about 2.3 lakh to near

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two zoologists, P Madhusoodanan Pillai and V Unnikrishnan from the MG College, here have discovered a rare species of prawn.

The finding has been published in the September issue of the international journal

Karnataka one of the Southern states of India has 3.83 million ha or recorded forest area which is around 20 percent of its geographical area. Karnataka is endowed with most significant forests in the country ranging from majestic evergreen forests of the Western Ghats to the scrub jungles of the plains.

T P Nijeesh

AIZAWL, June 27: Zoologists claimed to have discovered a new species of sisorid cat fish in Mizoram. The species of cat fish named Pseudolaguvia virgulata is recently discovered from the Barak river drainage in Mizoram, said Dr Lalramliana, Assistant Professor of Department of Zoology, Pachhunga University College, Mizoram.

RAMANATHAPURAM: The International Biological Diversity Day and International Year of Biodiversity was celebrated by Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust (GOMBRT) here on Saturday.

To mark the occasion, the Trust introduced glass-bottomed boat service near Pamban bridge which was inaugurated by Collector T.N. Hariharan.

ALAPPUZHA: Sea gift Exhibition, Alappuzha, in association with PG and Research Department of Zoology, SN College, will organise a seminar on marine biodiversity at SN College Seminar Hall here on Monday.

The seminar is sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE).

RDC convener, SN College, K P Natarajan will inaugurate the seminar.