We are thankful to the Director, National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR), Dona Paula, Goa for his encouragement and support. We also thank the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, New Delhi for their financial support for the Bioinformatics activities at NIO, Goa. 

This CDROM would not have been possible without the constant guidance of Dr. B. F. Chhapgar, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai at the various stages of the development. A word of appreciation must be spelt about Shri. Raveendranath Reddy, M.Sc. (Computer Sciences) student of the S.V. University College of Arts & Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh for this painstaking efforts in developing search engine called "Crab Search" for easy searching and retrieval of information as well as designing of HTML pages. Finally we would like to record the sincere appreciation for all co-operation and encouragement received from our colleagues within and outside the Institute. 

Vishwas Chavan 
Baban Ingole 
Devananad Kavlekar 
Vishwanath Kulkarni  
D. Chandramohan