Pirotan Island

Marine National Park

" PIROTAN IsLAND" Only one MARINE NATIONAL PARK of its kind in India at Jamnagar Dist. Gujarat is situated almost 16 Nautical Miles away in Great Arabian Sea near Jamnagar. Area is almost 3.0 square k.m. of Island, and covered with Marine Trees, dense forest - "Mangroves" deep much. The Pirotan Island has beautiful scenarios, and Majestic view of Sunrise and Sunset.

The entire forest & Island have various marine lives, such as a Various types of Crabs, Neptune, Wolf, King crab, Hermit crabs, Ghost crabs, Scorpions, Wiper- Isosceles, Sea snakes, Sea slugs, etc. The forest is very rich and dense in wild life, Marine creatures, Sea animals, and really a very good Paradise for Bird watchers and Nature lovers.

There are 250 species of Mangroves are available among 60 species, in India. At the wide Sea-Shore, Participants found very beautiful & colorful Reeforon, Grey Heron, Avocet, etc. The various species of Octopus, Sea Anemone, Sea Horse, Squid, Sea Slug, Sea Warm, sabella, Mud Skipper, Sea Bonellia, Coaster Cather, Sea Urchin, etc., marine lives & creatures. In the Deep Sea , we can found " DOLPHIN" ,too. Around the Light House and Mangroves forest,- Area of colorful Red, Blue, Violet,and Pink sponges.Various types of Corals- Moon coral, Star Coral, Finger Coral, Brain Coral, etc. Each Coral is a live colony of small & tiny marine lives, developing In & Under Coral. In the Local Language "Coral" is calling as "Parwada". They are certain Species of Fish- such as a Puffer fish, Brittle Star,Ray fish, Coral fish, Lobster fish, Pistol shrimp, etc. with more than 250 species are available, here.There are also so many varieties of birds are found here. I can say; " Pirotan is the heaven for the Bird watchers." Flamingo, Cranes, Sea Gull, Haring Gull, Blackhead Gull, Crab Plover Gull, Puffin etc., many birds are available here.

: Document Courtesy :
Ashraf Theba
Chairman, Rajkot City Unit
Youth Hostel Association of India
: Photographs Courtesy :
Sunil Rawal
Authorised Photographer
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