Friday, February 15, 2013

Nethrani Island

Nethrani Island is situated approximately nine nautical miles from Bhatkal and 19 km from Murudeshwar.

The island is a proposed national biodiversity site to protect the rich coral reefs and islets in the waters. Apart from its coral eco-system, the island is also home to two species of fish - Cheilinus Undulatus (endangered) and Rhincodon Typus (vulnerable), Blue Whales, Sperm Whales, and Long Nose Sharks are also found here.
The island is also a home to rare birds such as White-bellied Sea Eagle and Edible nest Swiftlets. Several species found here are protected under schedule one of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.F

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