Oil pollution in Chilika lagoon: an anthropogenic threat to biodiversity

Chilika lagoon is situated on the east coast of India and is spread over three districts of Odisha, namely Puri, Khordha and Ganjam. It is a hotspot for biodiversity, and the largest wintering ground for migratory avian guests on the Indian sub-continent. This note describes oil pollution from mechanized vessels observed during regular field surveys.

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