Corals and crabs: marine life in the reefs of Goa

The small state of Goa, is endowed with a dazzling array of marine biodiversity along its coastline. These species span across the open waters off Goa’s coast, to the reefs of Grande Island, they inhabit coastal mangroves, and can even be found all along Goa’s popular seashores. This biological treasure is the backbone for fisheries - which have been a traditional occupation and a way of life in this region; it also supports the marine nature-based tourism industry, and thus significantly contributes to the state’s economy and to peoples’ livelihoods.