India

Andaman Islands: The Spell of Kalapani

School of silver sweetlips (Diagramma pictum), Johnny’s Gorge

Extending 329 kilometers from north to south, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have 1,912km of coastline, about a quarter that of India. The continental shelf has a surface area estimated at 16,000km². The coral reef biodiversity here amounts to 5,440 species, 138 of which are endemic.