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The Marine Ecology of the Arabian Region: Patterns and Processes in Extreme Tropical Environments

By: C Sheppard, A Price and C Roberts

359 pages, B/w photos, figs, maps

Academic Press

Hardback | Mar 1992 | #15413 | ISBN: 0126394903
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An overview of the diverse ecosystems of the part of the Indian Ocean bordering Arabia, which reviews the processes at work in the various marine and tidal systems. The text also considers human use and misuse of the region's marine resources, and in particular the pollution from oil exploitation and the recent conflict.

Written by scientists with great knowledge of the area, the book is authoritative and detailed as well as being readable, well and profusely illustrated, interesting, and up-to-date. --BIOLOGIST "The book presents, in one work, the latest information on the ecology of the Arabian region." --BIOLOGICAL ABSTRACTS


Introduction. Origins and the Marine Climate: Origins, Geography, and substrates in the Arabian Area. The Marine Climate. Marine Ecosystems: Reefs and Coral Communities. Coral Reef Fish Assemblages. Other Arabian Reef Components and Processes. Seaweeds and Seasonality in Arabian Seas. Seagrasses and Dynamic Substrates. Inter-Tidal Areas. Mangroves. Inter-Tidal Areas 2. Marshes, Sabkha, and Beaches. The Pelagic System. Synthesis: Marine Biogeography of the Arabian Region. Ecosystem Responses to Extreme Natural Stresses. Use and Management: Arabian Fisheries. Human Use and Environmental Pressures. Coastal Zone Management. References. Index. Origins and Geography of the Marine Area. The Marine Climate. Benthic Ecosystems and Their Distributions. Coral Reefs. Mangroves and Marsh Plants. Seagrass Meadows. Seaweeds. Pelagic Communities and Fisheries. Human Involvements in the Marine Ecosystems and Resources. References. Index.

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