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India’s Fly Guard divers attention-grabbing coral reef zones, engage away ghost nets

Bibliometric Details: Issue No: 9 | Issue Month:September | Issue Year:2022

As part of ‘Puneet Sagar Abhiyan’ (Inviting Ocean Stride) and Environmental Security Activities, the Indian Fly Guard Narrate Mandapam in Southern India executed cleansing of eco-sensitive coral reef net sites.

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The suppose became implemented at net sites within the Palk Bay establish of abode, which is a shallow water region between the southern Fly of India (Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district) and the neighbouring island nation, Sri Lanka.

Teams comprising of three Fly Guard divers and diversified divers from a non-public group implemented nine hours of diving and inspiring-up activities, which ended in restoration of a pair of ghost nets. Ghost nets are most ceaselessly abandoned or discarded fishing nets which might per chance well be drifting within the ocean or are left entangled in rocky areas.

Within the low visibility on the seabed, these nets veritably entice marine existence along side fish, dolphins, sharks, turtles, dugongs, crabs and even divers. A video shared by the Indian Fly Guard showcases the low visibility on the seabed and how itsy-bitsy kinds of marine existence are getting trapped in these nets. Divers are seen disentangling the nets, cutting them and bringing them ashore and at final discarding the nets.

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