Erosion has been a serious threat to Vaan Island as it is shrinking in size over the years. The erosion on the Island is very obvious. As per the notification of the Gulf of Mananr Marine National Park (G.O.Ms.No.962, Forests and Fisheries, 10th September 1986), the Vaan Island was having 16 ha. of area cover. […]


-First long term comprehensive study to develop appropriate management plan to protect the affected coral and seagrass areas in Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay   The exotic seaweed, Kappaphycus alvarezii cultivation in the South Palk Bay has invaded over 2 sq.km coral reef areas in the Mandapam coast of Gulf of Mannar in a […]