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Twenty five models depict biodiversity of Gulf of Mannar

NATURE’S BOUNTY:A student creating a model at the competition held in Tuticorin on Friday.— Photo: N. Rajesh
NATURE’S BOUNTY:A student creating a model at the competition held in Tuticorin on Friday.— Photo: N. Rajesh

Students from various schools showcased their creative talents at the Tuticorin Research Centre of Central Marine Fisheries and Research Institute on Thursday.

Twenty five models highlighting the rich biodiversity of Gulf of Mannar caught the attention of the visitors. Models depicting the marine flora and fauna entitled –‘Pave way for waste water’; ‘save life in marine water’, ‘Let’s save coral reefs and let live marine organism’ and ‘save us endangered’ were displayed.  

Besides, the participants also competed in a elocution competition. Every participant was given a time of five minutes and they spoke on ‘My experience with sea life’. R. James, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, V.O. Chidambaram College, judged the participants and gave prizes to the winners. M.S. Madan, Principal Scientist (in-charge), CMFRI, who presided over the event, said Tuticorin Research Centre would conduct an ‘Open House’ programme on February 4 and 5. On these days students of colleges and schools were welcome to see the research activities being carried out by the scientists here. Research laboratories would be kept open for the viewers, he added.

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