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BACKGROUND The Malabar snakehead Channa diplogramma is one of the most enigmatic and least understood species within the family Channidae, which comprise one of the most important groups of freshwater food fish in tropical Asia. Since its description from peninsular India in 1865, it has remained a taxonomic puzzle with many researchers questioning its(More)
Mangalore is one of the important coastal towns in Dakshina Kannada along the west coast of India situated at the mouth of Nethravathi-Gurpur estuary. The remote sensing and GIS (Geographical Information System) is a powerful tool to monitor coastal changes by continuous observation. A study has been carried out on the shoreline changes and coastal(More)
A concerted effort is needed to achieve sustainable and equitable development of the coastal regions of India. In this direction government of India has initiated the processes of putting in place integrated coastal management through the Department of Ocean Development. The study area, an ecologically sensitive region is developing at a very fast rate,(More)
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