Gulf of Mannar

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Mannar, Gulf of


a gulf of the Indian Ocean between the southeastern coast of the Hindustan Peninsula, the island of Sri Lanka, and the chain of islands and rocks bearing the name of Adam’s Bridge. It is shallow near the shores but reaches a depth of 1,335 m in the central part. There is pearl fishing in the gulf.

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There are touch screens to provide information to visitors on how India has taken adaptation measures in four regions, including conservation of coral reefs in Gulf of Mannar, glacier protection in Ladakh, heat action plans in Ahmedabad and Gujarat amongst others.
This offshore block is located in the Gulf of Mannar.
It connects the Bay of Bengal in the northeast with the Palk Bay and thence with the Gulf of Mannar in the southwest.
The cleared projects include a coal- based thermal power plant of Neyveli Lignite Corporation at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, situated in close proximity to the Gulf of Mannar National Park, one of the rare sites for corals and threatened marine species; and a 100- km road project in Namdapha Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh.
Responding to the Chief Minister's claim that Indian fishermen were peacefully fishing in their "traditional fishing waters" in the Gulf of Mannar, the Navy spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that no country can speak about "traditional fishing waters" in Sri Lanka's territorial waters other than Sri Lankans.
Visit a national park: Visit the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park (10 km from Tuticorin, 150 km from Madurai), for its unique and rich biodiversity and rare marine life.
During the 22nd IMBL session, matters related to fishing activities conducted in the Palk Strait, Gulf of Mannar and smuggling of narcotics across IMBL were discussed, the navy media unit said.
The project 6 called 'Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project' which will allow large ships to move between the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay -- will be managed by the Port of Chennai.
The Gulf of Mannar between India and Sri Lanka is home to the largest remaining dugong population in South Asia.
This part of the coast is higher than that of any other areas in Gulf of Mannar with undulating sand hills and the hinterland mostly of reddish soil.
Positioned along the Gulf of Mannar near the peninsular tip of southeastern India, approximately 540 kilometers south of Chennai (Madras), Tuticorin is home to the nation's third-largest container terminal.

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