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Dugong is a key faunal species of which of the following biosphere reserves?


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Sunderbans
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B
Gulf of Mannar
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C
Nokrek
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D
Dihang-Dihang
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Solution

The correct option is B Gulf of Mannar
  • The Dugong is a species of sea cow found throughout the warm latitudes of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.
  • The Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve covers an area of 1,050,000 hectares on the south-east coast of India across from Sri Lanka.
  • It is one of the world’s richest regions from a marine biodiversity perspective and comprises 21 islands with estuaries, beaches, forests of the nearshore environment, including a marine component with algal communities, sea grasses, coral reefs, salt marshes and mangroves.

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