CATALOGUE-2018 Marine Biodiversity Museum CMFRI Special Publication No. 129

Joshi, K K and Sobhana, K S and Varghese, Molly and Sreeram, Miriam Paul and Sreenath, K R and Geetha, P M and Sreekumar, K M and Raju, Aju K and Varsha, M S and Sethulakshmi, M and Divya, K A and Thobias, P A and Sheeba, K B and Gopalakrishnan, A (2018) CATALOGUE-2018 Marine Biodiversity Museum CMFRI Special Publication No. 129. ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.

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    Abstract

    A new Marine Biodiversity Museum was established at Kochi following the shifting of the headquarters of the Institute from Mandapam to Kochi. The Museum was inaugurated by Padma Vibhushan Prof. M.S. Swaminathan on 4th February 2006. The museum now holds around 2300 specimens of various categories such as fishes, echinoderms, molluscs, crustaceans, corals, seaweeds etc. These specimens are of fundamental importance to taxonomic, systematic and biodiversity studies. The first catalogue on Marine Biodiversity Museum comprised of specimens belonging to all the groups was published in 2012. The present catalogue prepared by the Marine Biodiversity Division of the Institute is expected to update the present status of the specimens in the museum as on March 2017. I am happy to bring out this catalogue in the year of Platinum Jubilee celebrations of CMFRI (1947-2017). The help and support extended by the previous Directors of CMFRI and Museum-in-charges are gratefully acknowledged. Majority of the specimens in the Museum represents the collections made by scientists of CMFRI as part of their research activities. The keen interest shown and the sincere effort put in by the scientists of the Institute in building up this Museum as an invaluable gift to those who pursue science need special mention. They have deposited their valuable specimens in the Museum and contributed in one way or the other to bring it to the present status. I congratulate all those who have been involved in the collection, preservation, identification and cataloguing of the specimens in the Marine Biodiversity Museum.

    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Museum catalogue
    Subjects: CMFRI Departments > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity

    CMFRI Publications > CMFRI Special Publications
    Marine Biodiversity
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2018 08:24
    Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 08:24
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/12660

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