Marine Sanctuary &
Marine National Park
: 30 Kms From Jamnagar, Gujarat.
: 458 Sq Kms.
Main Attractions: Coral Reef Formations.
: India's First Marine Park.
A visit to Marine National Park and an attendant visit to Tourism of Gujarat, takes the tourist on an odyssey to the Marine National Park, located in Gujarat, India. Marine National Park, situated in Gujarat, India, offers a golden opportunity to the tourists to uncover the secrets and the rich wildlife wealth of Marine National Park, situated in Gujarat, India. Tourism of Gujarat, offers a rare opportunity to find out more about the Marine National Park, situated in Gujarat, India, which is India's first Marine Park and it is spread over a distance of 458 square kilometers and is located in the Gulf of Kutch, situated in Gujarat, India.
Marine National Park, situated in Gujarat, India, is home to one of the most sought after and endangered species of birds known as the Great Indian Bustard, which is found in some of the pockets of the Marine National Park, situated in Gujarat, India. Then, coral reef formations are also another tourist attraction and are one of the core attributes of this exotic Marine National Park, situated in Gujarat, India. Marine National Park, situated in Gujarat, India, is also home to the coral and limestone fortresses found near the Pirotan islands and also the rich deciduous forests found in and around the Marine National Park, located in Gujarat, India.
MAIN PARK POPULATION
Turtles, shrimp, sponge, eels, sea urchin lurk among the corals and huge schools of fish create a brilliance of colours that are unknown, unseen and unimaginable. Here you can see dolphins and octopuses.
Dugong, a marine mammal, which resembles a seal and the rare Boralia species are found in these protected areas. The park has dense mangrove growth, which provides scores of birds with nesting and roosting sites.
Sea turtles nest on the beaches. The coral reefs are a blaze of colour, home to a variety of rare life forms like the octopus, sea hare and 200 species of molluscs. Also colourful fish like the puffer, butterfly and parrot; and echinoderms like the star fish, brittle star, sand dollar, sea urchin and sea cucumber. More than 40 species of sponges in vivid shades of green, red, pink and other colours abound.
Soft corals include the sea anemone, sea fans and sea pens which resemble a bed of flowers in this brilliant underwater world. Thousands of shore birds like crab plovers, terek sandpipiers, oystercatchers and sanderlings descend on the mud banks to feed on the array of beached marine life when the tide turns. In summer and the monsoons, more than 30 species of birds including herons, darters and terns nest on the island shores and canopies of the mangrove trees.