Gulf of Mannar

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Squally weather is likely to prevail over the east-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Andaman Sea and Gulf of Mannar and adjoining south Tamil Nadu coast.
8 -- The fast unfolding latest political development in the North clearly indicates of a deep dent in the geo-political interest of India in the Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar region, as the groaning Northern Provincial Council could be at any time dissolved and the Tamil National Alliance closing its shop, once and for all.
Occupying a total area of 65,610 square kilometres, Sri Lanka is located in the Indian Ocean, between the Gulf of Mannar and the Bay of Bengal.
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.
The coral (sea fan) Junceella juncea was collected by SCUBA diving from 5-10m depth at Tuticorin coastal waters, Gulf of Mannar region, south east coast of India.
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.
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.
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.

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