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Stop the illegal sale of coral products

When corals are threatened all over the world and are dying at an alarming rate, The Times of India is advertising calcium supplement called CORCAL, which is made from 100 % natural coral grains. 450 more words

Science Reporting

The hook-line-and-sinker of Andaman fisheries

 “Let your hook always be cast. Some fish will eat the bait and the free food will come your way”.

This was a popular belief in the Andaman Islands until recently.

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Science Reporting

Ghosts of the sea—lost nets that kill marine life

A by-product of fishing industry– lost or abandon nets also referred to as ghost nets are as deadly as their name implies.

Drifting with highs and lows of the ocean currents, they often become tangled together with ropes, buoys and other debris to form what are known as ghost net conglomerates and they swallow or ensnare everything that comes on its way including marine turtles, dugongs, dolphins and whales. 369 more words

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Improving Indian Science Reporting

The quantity of papers published by Indian scientists has started catching up with that of the developed countries. But this phenomenal growth is yet to translate into development, in terms of the quality of papers published. 147 more words

A scientist by any other name: more disciplinary diversity in science communication please

What do you say when someone outside your work circle asks what you do?

I’ve tried a few different responses, depending how much time I have to explain details. 609 more words

Ecology

At Last, Some Encouraging News

You know I bitch a lot about the science and research associated with mental health in general and bipolar disorder in particular. It seems like I bitch about nearly everything I read in the press. 650 more words

Mental Health

Of butterflyfish and angelfish and their distribution

In our recent paper, just out of the oven, we make a case that latitude and live coral independently determine the species richness of butterflyfish and angelfish communities in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. 796 more words

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