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India has two coast lines having popular mega-cities, ports, industries, infrastructure, agriculture and serene beaches, villages, tourism zones. We do have CRZ – Coastal Regulation Zone – often encroached. Development in all sense is posing great threat to this fragile eco-system on which we are dependent for oxygen, food supply, water supply & many more….
Marine & coastal regions have great diversity of algae, fishes, crustaceans, avians, reptiles... Many are unknown creatures… like the BARNACLE... A barnacle is a type of arthropod belonging to subphylum Crustacea, and is hence distantly related to crabs and lobsters. Barnacles are encrusters, attaching themselves permanently to a hard substrate. They are exclusively marine, and tend to live in shallow and tidal waters. They are sessile suspension feeders. Around 1,220 barnacle species are currently known. They just look like small outcrops of the rock. Due to their colony, rock appears very rough and walking bare foot is pretty dangerous !
There are many such wondrous processes and creatures in the sea. We need to take care of all of them !
Ketaki and Manasi
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