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Tel: +91 4573 241 433; Cell: 
Role:Senior Scientist
Focus of Research:
  • Biodiversity of Echinoderm(seastars, Seaurchin), Scyphozoan medusae dynamics
  • Finfish diversity, Intertidal seaweeds and seagrass diversity
  • Elasmobranch diversity

After taking masters in Fisheries science in 1998, worked in various segments of fisheries viz., seafood processing, Research and Extension activities at NETFISH(MPEDA),MSSRF, FC&RI,and teaching fisheries science in secondary schools in Maldives till I join CMFRI in 2009. Currently, I am working on biodiversity of fin fishes, echinoderms, Intertidal seaweed and seagrass ecology and scyphozoan medusae. 

  • Pursuing Phd on sea urchin biology at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil nadu Fisheries University
  • MFSc  1998 Master of Fisheries Science, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  • BFSc  1995  Bachelor of Fisheries Science, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Assessment Of Elasmobranch Resources In The Indian Seas CMFRI
2 Assessment of fishing impacts on biodiversity loss, with special reference to the threatened species, to formulate management options for their protection CMFRI
3 Development of Fishery Management Plans for sustaining Marine Fisheries of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry CMFRI
4 Investigations on vulnerable coral reef ecosystems of Indian waters with special emphasis on formulation of management measures for conservation CMFRI
5 Bioinventorying and biodiversity valuation of marine organisms in selected marine ecosystems along the Indian coast CMFRI
Awards & Recognitions:
  • ICAR JRF  for MFSc – 1995
  • Member of the Marine Biological Association of India, Kochi


Best 5 Publications:

1. Saravanan, Raju and Ramamoorthy, N and George, Rani Mary (2014) समुद्रीपर्यावरणतंत्रकाप्रकार्यऔरसमुद्रीजैवविविधता. विशेष प्रकाशन सं. 115 जलीय पारितंत्र का टिकाऊपन (115). pp. 159-160.
2. Sulochanan, Bindu and Dineshbabu, A P and Saravanan, Raju and Bhat, G S and Lavanya, S (2014) Occurrence of Noctiluca scintillans bloom off Mangalore in the Arabian Sea. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 61 (1). pp. 42-48.
3. Swathi Lekshmi, P S and Sasikumar, Geetha and Kemparaju, S and Saravanan, Raju and SampathKumar, G (2013) Agarala: A traditional fishing boat of Karnataka. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 12 (1). pp. 166-168.
4. Saravanan, Raju and Ramamoorthy, N and Ranjith, L (2013) Four species of jellyfishes recorded from Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical & Extension Series (216). p. 12.
5. Chidhambaram, P and Athithan, S and Saravanan, Raju and Vasantharajan, M (2013) Haematological studies on aquacultured shrimp species from Tamil Nadu, India. Aquaculture, 14 (1 & 2). pp. 57-64.

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