-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 coral reef areas in the Mandapam coast of Gulf of Mannar in a period […]


The Vaan Island is one of the 21 islands located at the southern tip of Gulf of Mananr Marine National Park (GOMMNP) and comes under Tuticorin group. This Island has been the most affected in the last 3 decades because of coral mining, which was completely halted in 2005. The fishing grounds outside the Tuticorin […]