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New Moore Island disappears: New Moore Island in Bay of Bengal submerges - Jadavpur University Study


As per the study conducted by Jadavpur University, about 90 per cent of the New Moore Island in Bay of Bengal has disappeared. The island three km long and 3.5 km wide was created in the Bay of Bengal as a result of Bhola cyclone in 1970, PTI reports.

Local fishermen had also confirmed the disappearance of a major part of the Island.

The reasons like rising sea level, coastal erosion, spate of cyclones and global warming are attributed for the submerging of the New Moore Island.

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