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Title: Status of Dugong (Dugong dugon) in Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, Tamil Nadu, India
Authors: Anand, Yashpal
Tatu, Ketan
Pandey, C. N.
Keywords: Dugong;Distribution;Fishermen’s interview survey;Palk Bay;Gulf of Mannar (GoM)
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Present study consists the survey conducted in coastal villages from Dhanushkodi to Kannyakumari in the Gulf of Mannar (GoM) and from Dhanushkodi to Kodikkarai in the Palk Bay for understanding status of dugong. Survey provided sightings, distribution and population status of dugong in the GoM and the Palk Bay. Dugong was found to be distributed from Dhanushkodi (Ramnathpuram District) to Idinthakarai village (Tirunelveli District) in the GoM and from Dhanushkodi (Ramnathpuram District) to Adirampattinam (Thenjavur districts) in the Palk bay. Likely maximum population of dugong was estimated 78 and 80 individuals in GoM and Palk Bay respectively.
Page(s): 1442-1448
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.44(09) [September 2015]

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