Sunday, 6 September 2015

Sunset over Pulicat Lake

Sunset over Pulicat Lake... Birds can be seen as black spots across

Pulicat Lake is the second Largest backwater salt Shallow Lagoon of India making it an excellent habitat for many waders, Hosts Pulicat Bird Santury, and a famous "Satish Dhawan Space Centre" of Indian premier organization "ISRO - Indian space research organization". The place is well known for Indian rocket launches.

Area of the lake varies with the tide; 450 square kilometres (170 sq mi) in high tide and 250 square kilometres (97 sq mi) in low tide. Its length is about 60 kilometres (37 mi) with width varying from 0.2 kilometres (0.12 mi) to 17.5 kilometres (10.9 mi).

Fishing is the major occupation for the villages around Pulicat lake.

Coming to Birds, this shallow water habitat makes ultimate destiny for many waders and other aquatic birds. The lake will be in its full glory in winters and an important stop-over for many migratory birds. Its also an Important Bird area (IBA) classified by bird life international.

Every year around 15000 greater flemingos visit here, the entire lake is very rich in fish population hence supporting huge number of birds.

Agricultural and industrial pollution is the biggest threat for this lake


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