are the most productive eco-systems in the world. The growth
of corals and its existence in its virgin greatly depends on
the unpolluted lagoons. The marine biodiversity of India is
represented by rich corals, diverse fish species including the
whale sharks, whales, dolphins and dugong and a plethora of
economically important arthropods and molluscs (Sea slugs).
The world’s largest marine turtle breeding ground, migratory
waterfowl and Asia’s largest brackish water lake Chilika adds
further values to the coastal and marine habitat and
biodiversity of India.
India is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on the west, the Indian
Ocean in the South and the Bay of Bengal on her East. The
Andaman and Nicobar island chain lies east of the mainland
between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The Lakshadweep
island group is located off India's southwest coast.
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