Q. Consider the following statements regarding “sea grass”:
1.They grow in shallow coastal waters with sandy or muddy bottoms & require comparatively calm areas.
2.Major Sea grass meadows in India occur along the south east coast of Tamil Nadu and in the lagoons of a few Lakshadweep Islands.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Sea grasses are (angiosperms) marine flowering plants that resemble grass in appearance. They produce flowers; have strap-like or oval leaves and a root system.

  • They grow in shallow coastal waters with sandy or muddy bottoms & require comparatively calm areas. They are the only group of higher plants adapted to life in the salt water.
  • Major Sea grass meadows in India occur along the south east coast of Tamil Nadu and in the lagoons of a few Lakshadweep Islands. There are few grass beds around Andaman and Nicobar Islands also.

Source: Shankar IAS Environment book

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