Problems of Invasive Species: A Case Study from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Sea, India
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P.M. Mohan and Barbilina Pam
A fauna or flora that was not native to the particular environment and caused
harm by its proliferation was considered an invasive species. This is one among the
major concern for protecting the biodiversity as well as economic loss. However, in the
marine environment, this problem is further complicated due to less barrier and other
common factors, such as movement of the vessels, the release of ballast waters by the
tankers, and water currents. The marine Island environment concern has gain
significance due to the larger distribution of benthic faunal community and its
biodiversity. A study was carried out to understand the status of this problem with
reference to Andaman island environment and a probable mechanism to be
implemented and their status was discussed in this article.
Invasive Species, Marine Environment, Andaman and Nicobar
Islands, Andaman Sea, India.
Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry University Off Campus, Brookshabad, Port Blair – 744112, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.