SCIENCE REPORTER

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VOLUME 45                                                      NUMBER 11               NOVemBER 2008

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Ornamental Fishes—Hobby n’ Harvest

Sagarika Chaudhuri

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

What’s In a Name?

K. Venkataraman

 

20

Indian Crocodiles on the Brink

RAKESH KUMAR SHUKLA, S. K. SINGH & BRIJESH SINGH

 

23

Seahorses in Peril

  A. BIJU KUMAR

 

32

cobra!

RAMESH CHANDRA PARIDA

 

 

39

FROGS STRUGGLING FOR SURVIVAL

G.S. UNNIKRISHNAN NAIR

 

 48

SHORT FEATURE

               Golden Langur—Living Gold             

29

FICTION

Invertland

Kartik Sharma

                       

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS           

5

SPECTRUM       

16

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

FUN QUIZ

 

50

CROSSWORD   

52

STRANGE PLANTS:

·         String of pearls    

53

IN THE PICTURE

 

54

WHAT’S NEW                   

56

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 November 2008, pp 9-15

Ornamental Fishes—Hobby n’ Harvest

Sagarika Chaudhuri

Ornamental fish keeping could be pursued both as an

interesting hobby and also as a rewarding industry

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 November 2008, pp 20-22

What’s In a Name?

K. Venkataraman

There are many very similar animals that are named differently

and are often the cause of intense confusion

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 November 2008, pp 23-26

Indian Crocodiles on the Brink

RAKESH KUMAR SHUKLA, S. K. SINGH & BRIJESH SINGH

National level efforts are on to ensure that the tribe of

crocodilians does not dwindle to drastic levels

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 November 2008, pp 32-35

Seahorses in Peril

A. BIJU KUMAR

These enigmatic creatures are struggling for survival

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 November 2008, pp 39-41

cobra!

RAMESH CHANDRA PARIDA

Its sight gives you the shivers, but its tribe is threatened

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 November 2008, pp 48-49

 

FROGS STRUGGLING FOR SURIVAL

G.S. UNNIKRISHNAN NAIR

Year 2008 is the year of the frog signaling its threatened existence