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1) According to scientists colonies of snowflake coral ( Carijoa riisei ), an invasive species recently documented off the coast of Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari, could pose a serious threat to the marine ecology of the region. Examine why? Also discuss other threats to biodiversity along Indian coastal regions.

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1) According to scientists  colonies of snowflake coral ( Carijoa riisei ), an invasive species recently documented off the coast of Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari, could pose a serious threat to the marine ecology of the region. Examine why? Also discuss other threats to biodiversity along Indian coastal regions. (200 Words)

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