Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 50 Issue 1
Tsunami and marine biodiversity concerns
Soja Louis and N. R. Menon
Two species of bryozoans hitherto recorded only from the benthic region of the Indian seas were collected from the coast of Kanyakumari [08o30'01" N lat. 77 o50'68" E long.], 2030 km away from the point of origin of the tsunami waves. Bioinvasion of animals has been recognised in marine biota due to natural and anthropogenic factors. The bryozoan species Hippopetraliella magna (D' Orbigny, 1852) and Triphyllozoon philippinense (Busk, 1884), collected from the coast of Kanyakumari indicate undisruptive bioinvasion.
Date : 25-05-2009