river Song at Maldevta

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A panoramic view of upstream section river Song at Maldevta (its tributary Bandal; Eastern Doon, Uttarakhand) during April-May months when the water level is reduced to few centimeters in some sections. The Fishes seen jumping / leaping out of water were identified as a large shoal of Barilius vagra and young individuals of Barilius bendelisis. Obviously, the leaping activity (an activity of restlessness) was due to heating up of water with reduced oxygen level.

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