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FIRST MARINE MUSEUM TO OPEN IN INDIA IN 2017

FIRST MARINE MUSEUM TO OPEN IN INDIA IN 2017

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By the end of 2017, Mumbai will house India's first Marine Museum. Only one or two species of aquatic mammals are on display at famous centers like the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Mannar Marine Interpretation Centre in Tamil Nadu. However, the new museum will focus marine mammals specifically.  These mammals are aquatic and rely on the ocean and other marine ecosystems for their existence.   According to reports, a Sperm whale, Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphins, finless porpoises, and a Bryde's whale will be on display. Coincidentally, the Maharashtrian coast has had 30 dolphins wash ashore over the past two years. They have also found a few skeletons of whales and finless porpoises. The cell intends to increase awareness with regard to these c