Consider the following statements about mangroves in India:
- Mangroves are more predominant along the eastern coast than on western coast
- The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
About 60% of the mangroves occur on the east coast along the Bay of Bengal, 27% on the west coast bordering the Arabian Sea, and 13% on Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Second statement is also correct. The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world.
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