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Netrani Island

Netrani
Netrani Island
Geography
Coordinates
Total islands one
Country
India
State Karnataka
District Uttara Kannada
Demographics
Population uninhabitated

Netrani (also known as Pigeon Island) is a small island of


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The local fishermen are protesting against unauthorised diving practices being conducted by tourist agencies located in Goa and Bhatkal, on the pretext that, regular diving by tourists has driven away the abundant fish they once used to catch regularly.[6]

Unauthorised diving

The best time to visit is between December and January. The resort stops taking tourists for snorkelling and scuba diving during June–September because the sea becomes rough. There are small shrines in the island and the light lit to offer pooja occasionally gives way to small time forest fire in the island.[5]

A 16-metre (52 ft) rock is used as a target by Indian navy for bombing and concerns were raised that this target practice is disestablishing the ecological balance of the area including that of Netrani Island. In 2012, Karnataka High Court issued stay on target practice and Naval authorities admitted that they are using a big rock, which is located at a distance of one kilometre (0.62 mi) is being used by them for bombarding during target practice.[4] One can see empty shells rusting around Netrani and adjacent island. It is not recommended to visit Netrani without permission.

Netrani is a coral island which has a coral reef[3] with many varieties of coral, butterfly fish, trigger fish, parrot fish, eels and shrimps can be seen here. Divers have also reported seeing orcas and whale sharks around the island. Normally diving/snorkelling is done from a boat which is anchored close to the island and usually visitors do not climb on to the island because of the sharp rocks and steep cliffs on the island. The Indian government was using this island for target practice for its armed forces. One can still find craters and unexploded bomb shells in the island. Fish eagles are thriving in this island primarily feeding on sea snakes and fish. A species of mongoose was also spotted in the island confirming mammalian inhabitants apart from bats. Whale sharks were also spotted by snorkellers. Eighty nine varieties of coral fish were found in the area during a study.[3] This island offers diving suitable for professionals.

Coral reef

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