BlueMAP-India is the brainchild of several long discussions between biologists, communicators, and marine life enthusiasts who have aided and supported its creation. It is a continuing compilation of an overall view of India’s marine realm, built with the aim to offer you - the viewers and explorers - a chance to engage with the mesmerizing marine habitats of India and the plethora of species that call them home.

This resource also offers an important nuanced understanding of how the various policies and laws in India govern the protection of these marine areas, species, and other related aspects, and the map offers insights on the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) notified by the Government of India.

Each section of this website is linked to the others, much like a complex, intricate, and yet wondrous marine food web. You may choose to dive into any section first and follow where that takes you, or you can go with the flow and zoom in from the habitats to the species, and then explore the threads that tie us, the people, to the oceans.

We hope to spark your curiosity for everything marine, an appreciation for its uniqueness, and a desire to promote the conservation of India’s marine ecosystems.

Click here to explore BlueMAP-India


Credits: Illustrations - Gayatri Jawali






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