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Author El Serehy, Hamed A.en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T15:33:12Zen_US
Publication Date 1999en_US
Publication Name Qatar University Science Journal
Citation Qatar University Science Journal, 1999, Vol. 19, Pages 172-183.en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/10312en_US
Abstract Surface zooplankton of the coastal waters of the United Arab Emirates was studied bimonthly during the period September 1997 to July 1998. Species diversity, numerical abundance and seasonal dynamics were analyzed , at six sites, in the coastal waters of five Emirates including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah. A total of 70 taxa and species were identified. At all sites, copepods were predominant in the standing crop with an average of 1945 ind. m'3 and formed ~ 65.5%, numerically, of the total zooplankton community. The meroplanktonic larvae occupied the second rank and constituted -19.7 % of the total zooplankton. Seasonally, the main peak of zooplankton abundance was recorded in winter (January) with an average of 3510 ind. m'3, while September was characterized by the lowest density (1906 ind. m'3). Relatively higher diversity values were recorded at Ras Al-Khaimah and a progressive decline in diversity was observed southward.en_US
Language enen_US
Publisher Qatar Universityen_US
Subject Biologyen_US
Title Numerical Abundance And Species Diversity Of Surface Zooplankton In The Coastal Waters Of United Arab Emirates On The Arabian Gulf A Preliminary Studyen_US
Type Articleen_US
Pagination 172-183en_US
Volume Number 19en_US


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