Promontory; Beautiful and rich bio diversity area underwater in Kovalam
The Kovalam beach road ends up in the Ashoka beach and wide opens to a natural bay sheltered by promontories on both sides and golden sand occupies the middle beach. The fully flourished array of coconut trees adds deep green to the scenery. The calm waves of the sea bring fresh breeze slowly displaces the fine golden sand.
A promontory is a raised land mass that projects into a water body. Mostly the promontories are formed from hard rocks.
Advantages of Promontory
- The promontory paves a natural landscape in the seabed and adds aesthetic beauty to the world underwater.
- As the promontory extends towards the sea, the rocks underwater form a natural rocky reef ecosystem which provides shade, shelter and food and act as sheltered place for the fishes to breed and lay their eggs.
- This stable and strong rocky substratum harbours the immovable (sedentary) organisms like sea sponges, anemones, sea weeds, barnacles etc. which call for other fishes.
- Since a rich biodiversity is available in the promontory area, such a site is the most attractive spot for SCUBA diving to rejoice during your Holidays in Kovalam.