Marine national park, the first marine park in India, is situated in the Gulf of Kutch, 30 km away from Jamnagar in Gujarat state of India. It covers an area off nearly 458 sq. km, famous for its magnificent coral reefs. The park was established in 1982 and made up off more than 42 islands around Gulf of Kutch.
The park has been considered as one the most visited Marine Park in India, compromises off limestone reefs, made by the innumerable polyps, tiny soft-bodied animals. In the marine national park, the flora and fauna has easily adapted the natural condition of the park. It is an ideal destination for sponges, Sea turtles, finless porpoise, dugong and corals. There are many other mammals and reptiles such as Dugong, gangetic dolphins, Jackal, Jungle cat, Black-naped Hare, Green sea Turtle, Leatherback turtle, and Common monitor found in the park.
The Marine national park is perfect location for bird watchers. Hundreds of species of domestic as well as migratory birds visit every year the sanctuary which includes white tailed- eagle, imperial and steppe eagle, Montagu's Harrie, Pallid Harrier, Black-shouldered Kite, Common Kestrel, Laggar Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Grey Francolin, Indian Courser, Great Thick-knee, Rufous-tailed Shrike, Southern Grey Shrike, White-eared Bulbul, Variable Wheatear, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Flamingo, Crab-plover, Great Cormorant, Western Reef Egret, Pelican, Demoiselle Crane, Pied Avocet, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Eurasian Curlew, Godwit, Pacific Golden Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Yellow-legged Gull, Caspian Tern, Great Crested Tern etc.