May 25, 2011

Two small islets sinking in the Gulf of Mannar

Experts report that the recent sinking of the two small islets of Poomarichan and Villanguchalli in the Gulf of Mannar between India and Sri Lanka, in an area known for its diverse flora and fauna, is the result of illegal coral reef mining as well as rising sea levels caused by global warming.

http://www.elankanews.info/2011/05/islets-of-poomarichan-and.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13383182

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