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STET Journals.,   Volume(1) - Issue(4), 2015
pp 218-223,   DOI:123.10.0

Distribution of Sea Snakes in the Indian Coastal Waters

P. Kannan;

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

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09/05/2016
, Accepted
09/05/2016
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