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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

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Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

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Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

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  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

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The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

Coral Rich Sri Lanka – A Mesmerising Underwater World

While Sri Lanka is blessed with stunning rainforests, it is also bordered by what are known as the “rainforests of the sea”; coral reefs play a big part in the country’s marine biodiversity which can be witnessed around the waters surrounding the island.

A rich biodiversity

Coral reefs can be found in abundance around the island and can be seen be you staying at a resort in Pasikudah on the east coast or a hotel in Unawatuna on the south coast. There are more than 180 hard coral species to be found here along with diverse marine life.

 

Hotspots

There are quite a few hotspots when it comes to seeing these coral reefs; if staying on the east coast head to Trincomalee or Pasikudah. If on the south coast, areas such as Hikkaduwa, Rumassala and Unawatuna near Cantaloupe LEVELS also provide access to many coral reefs.

 

Types of corals & reefs

You can find both hard and soft coral types in all kinds of shapes and colours in and around the shores of Sri Lanka. When it comes to coral reefs one will be able to see rocky, patchy, fringing and patchy reefs.

 

Marine species

These coral rich areas are where one can see a wide range of marine species from colourful and small reef fish to larger species such as sea turtles and sharks. Depending on the reef, you may find a variety of crabs, lobsters and sea urchins in the vicinity as well.

 

Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler. Google+

 

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