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Research Article

Year : 2015 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 218-223

Distribution of Sea Snakes in the Indian Coastal Waters

P. Kannan1*, 2

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P. Kannan*

Chennai Snake Park, Raj Bhavan - 600 022, Chennai

  • 1. Chennai Snake Park, Raj Bhavan - 600 022, Chennai

Received on: 09/05/2016

Revised on: 09/05/2016

Accepted on: 09/05/2016

Published on: 09/05/2016

  • P. Kannan, (2015), Distribution of Sea Snakes in the Indian Coastal Waters. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation, 1(4): 218-223. doi: 10

Abstract

Forty one sightings of sea snakes representing eight species were recorded during on board observations of the cruises of Fishing and Oceanographic Research Vessel (FORV) “Sagar Sampada” in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and in the Arabian Sea. Most sightings (70%) were in the Arabian Sea followed by the Bay of Bengal (20%) and (10%) were in the Bay Islands.

Keywords

sea snakes, Arabian sea, Bay of Bengal, trawl net, conservation