Marine Biodiversity: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Tristan da Cunha becomes the largest Marine Protection Zone of Atlantic Ocean

Published: November 16, 2020

The isolated UK overseas territory of Tristan da Cunha was declared the largest fully protected Marine reserve of Atlantic Ocean. This will prohibit sand extraction, bottom trawling fishing and deep-sea mining in more than 90% of waters of the territory. It includes 687,000 square kilo metres of water in the Atlantic ocean. Background UK is ..

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MECOS-3, 2020: Global Marine Ecosystem Meet in Kochi

Published: January 6, 2020

The Marine Ecosystems-Challenges and Opportunities (MECOS), the third international symposium is to be held in Kochi. The symposium is conducted by the Marine Biological association of India between January 7, 2020 and January 10, 2020. Highlights Scientists, Fisheries researchers, Marine biotechnologists and oceanographers from all over the world are to participate in the meet. The ..

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Gymnothorax indicus, new species of eel found in Bay of Bengal

Published: August 20, 2016

Scientists from have discovered Gymnothorax indicus (proposed name Indian unpatterened moray), a new species of eel (a snake-like fish) in the northern Bay of Bengal region along the West Bengal coast. It was discovered after it was collected in a trawl net by fishermen in northern Bay of Bengal, about 70 km off the coast. ..

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