Reef Fishes of Sri Lanka – Part 01

Preface Ever since I first looked underwater more than 40 years ago, I have been fascinated by the diversity and number of fish on our reefs. Reef fish add color and movement to a reef and fish watching is a fascinating and rewarding activity for snorkelers and divers. Knowing the names of fish adds to […]

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Mangroves of Sri Lanka (Part 03)

Vegetation Types of Mangrove Ecosystems The development of mangrove swamps is a result of substrate, topography and freshwater hydrology as well as tidal action. One can expect several different types of mangroves developing under different sets of these conditions. Five types of mangals are generally recognized in the world: they are;  Fringing Mangroves,  Over wash […]

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