The Tragedy of Oil Spills

A dark and murky liquid that despicably spreads over the surface of the sea, and prevents any sunlight or oxygen to pass through, killing thousands of aquatic organisms each year – you have guessed right. An oil spill is the release or leakage of liquid hydrocarbons such as petroleum onto a water body’s surface. BesidesContinue reading “The Tragedy of Oil Spills”

Human-produced underwater noise a cause for concern

Nobody likes noise – not us, not animals in forests and not fish in oceans. Loud and cacophonous noise displeases us, and, at times, even leads to dire health issues. But if that’s the case with us, do marine organisms feel the same way about noise? Does noise “displease” fish? Does it cause health issuesContinue reading “Human-produced underwater noise a cause for concern”

Foamy Coastline of Chennai

In the last months of 2019, Chennai’s iconic Marina Beach had become the centre of attention in the news. City-dwellers woke up to an unusual phenomenon on one fine November day. Nearly 1 kilometre of the world’s second longest beach’s shoreline was draped under a blanket of white frothy foam. This foam formation, as laterContinue reading “Foamy Coastline of Chennai”

Kolkata & the Bay of Pollution

Occupying an area of about 839000 square miles, the Bay of Bengal is one of India’s most important oceans. The water body also holds significant historical importance in Kolkata, and once served as the gateway for the Britisher’s arrival to India. It is also the home of 475 different species of fish, and thus alsoContinue reading “Kolkata & the Bay of Pollution”

The Effect of Light Pollution on Aquatic Life

With an ever-increasing pressure on our environment, the future of all living beings, including humans – who are the problem – is bleak. Through all the media that we know exist; water, air, soil, etc. our polluting activities pose an imminent threat to the flora and fauna around us. India boasts a large coastline thatContinue reading “The Effect of Light Pollution on Aquatic Life”

Jellyfish – Slimy Mirrors of the Future

An introduction on Jellyfish blooms Chennai’s coastal waters and harbor-waters have witnessed jellyfish blooms time and again. As early as in 2018, for instance, visitors gathered at the city’s port as a part of the Defence Exhibition were treated with an unexpected surprise – the sight of hundreds of orange blobs blanketing the ocean surfaceContinue reading “Jellyfish – Slimy Mirrors of the Future”

The Arribada – “Mass Arrival” of Olive Ridley Baby Turtles at Odisha

At Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary, Odisha,  March 11th 2021 – March 24th 2021 : Mass Nesting by 3.94 lakh Mother Turtles on the islands  From May 7th 2021 : Mass Hatching of 1.48 crore Baby Turtles from shore towards the sea  The natural scene was a delight for environmentalists, Turtle Protection Force and nature lovers toContinue reading “The Arribada – “Mass Arrival” of Olive Ridley Baby Turtles at Odisha”

“Edward Elliot’s Beach”

Shoreline striking elusive elegance  A classic landmark of Chennai with glittering waters in the heart of Besant Nagar and the shores of Bay of Bengal, the “Edward Elliot’s Beach” is a charming and sparkling stretch of sand prominent at the end of Marina.  The early morning phenomenon that leaves its visitors spellbound is the flapContinue reading ““Edward Elliot’s Beach””

Charming Waves of Chennai’s Coastline

Beaches are the definers of Chennai. A Penchant for Chennaites and tourists. That can turn grueling lifestyle into a paradise, By stepping on the sands of the beach, The beauty of sunrise and sunset points  Mesmerizing sea breeze to escape from heat Are the imagery of the coastline landscape An opportunity to play, stroll, familyContinue reading “Charming Waves of Chennai’s Coastline”