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Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 05 Sep 2016 | 0
Year : 2015 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 4 | Pages : 218-223

Distribution of Sea Snakes in the Indian Coastal Waters

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

Citation: *, ( 2015), Distribution of Sea Snakes in the Indian Coastal Waters. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 1(4): 218-223

Received: 2016-05-09 06:43:24; Accepted: 2016-05-09 06:43:35;
Published: 09/05/2016

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*Correspondence: P. Kannan