Marine Sanctuaries

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Marine National Park in the Gulf of Kutch is situated on the southern shore of the Gulf of Kachchh in the Jamnagar District of Gujarat state. In 1990, an area of 270 km2, from Okha to Jodiya was declared Marine Sanctuary. Later, in 1982, a core area of 110 km2 was declared Marine National Park under the provisions of the Wildlife (protection) Act, 1972 of India. It is the first national marine park of India. There are 30 to 40 islands on the Jamnagar coast in the Marine National Park, all surrounded by reefs. The best known islands are Pirotan and Karubhar. Among the fauna found here include: coral, dugong and the finless porpoise. The nearest city is Okha.

 

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