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Gulf of Mannar Coral Colonies Dying


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P. Oppili

Source: The HIndu

November 18, 2010


The massive and branching coral colonies in the Gulf of Mannar region are dying due to cultivation of an exotic invasive seaweed species identified as Kappaphycus alvarezii.


J.K. Patterson, Director, Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute, Tuticorin, said their organisation was involved in regular monitoring of the coral reef colonies in the region since October 2008.


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