22 MAY 2023

6 Marine National Parks Of India


Underwater Wonders

India is home to 6 marine national parks that have coral reefs, mangroves, sea turtles and rich marine life.

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1. marine national park

It is in the Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat & protects diverse marine ecosystems, including coral reefs and mangroves, and promotes sustainable tourism.

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2. Mahatma Gandhi Marine Np

This National Park is a protected area located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, known for its rich marine biodiversity and coral reefs.

3. Malvan sanctury 

It is a protected area in Malvan, Maharashtra. It is known for its diverse marine life, including coral reefs, fish species, & underwater rock formations.

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4. Gahirmatha Marine sanctuary

It is a protected area located in Odisha. It is known for being the world's largest nesting ground for Olive Ridley sea turtles. 

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5. Gulf of Mannar 

Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park is located in Tamil Nadu. It is recognized for its Dugong Conservation Reserve, a first in India.


Located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, it covers 256 km2 and features coral reefs, mangrove forests, and a fruit-eating bat. 

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6. Rani Jhansi Marine Np

btw, why do we need them?

These parks play a crucial role in safeguarding marine life, and cultural heritage while keeping it for the public to enjoy. 

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