Ecological Characteristics Of The Littorial Fauna At Tubli Bay, Bahrain

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Ecological Characteristics Of The Littorial Fauna At Tubli Bay, Bahrain

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dc.contributor.author Al Sayed, Hashim [هاشم السيد] en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-25T15:12:33Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-25T15:12:33Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Qatar University Science Journal, 1995, Vol. 15, No. 1, Pages 231-238. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/9655
dc.description.abstract Papers presented at The gulf symposium on Environmental biology, University of Qatar, 7-9 May 1994 *********** The intertidal fauna inhabiting a wide range of habitats at Tubli, an inshore bay on the eastern part of Bahrain has been surveyed, for the first time, over a period of several seasons. Quantitative and qualitative samplings have resulted in the collection of 29 species and made it possible to separate natural from unnatural variability in the littoral fauna caused by waste water outfall from sewage treatment plants and brackish water discharges from farms on the adjacent coastal area. Around the outfall, the littoral fauna was greatly reduced in the number of species and individuals. Shore crabs were the dominant group, forming more than 50% at the transect adjacent to the waste water outfall. Gastropods dominated the fauna at other transects; Pirnella conica was found to comprise more than 90% of the fauna. Overall, summer months were found to support greater number of individuals, indicating that spawning and recruitment occur in warmer periods of the year. Availability of appropriate substrate and ability to tolerate reduced salinity, high nutrient input, greater trace metal concentration and siltation seem to control the type and distribution of littoral fauna at Tubli Bay. en_US
dc.description.abstract تمت دراسمة الحيوانات الساحلية لعدة بيئات مميزة في خليج توبلي الذي يقع جميي الساحل افشرقي للبحرين ، لأول مرة على مدى عدة فصول . بينت الدراسة وجود 29 نوعاً من الحيوانات الساحلية تختلف في توزيعاتها ومواسم توافرها ، وتبعأ لذلك رصدت الدراسة التغيرات المرسمية في اعد اد الحيوانات الساحلية مقارنة بالتغيرات الناتجة من نشاطات الإنسان مثل صرف مياه المجاري المعالجة والتصريف الساحلي لمياه المزارع الحاذية لخليج توبلي . ar
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Qatar University en_US
dc.subject Marine Science en_US
dc.subject البيئة البيولوجية ar
dc.title Ecological Characteristics Of The Littorial Fauna At Tubli Bay, Bahrain en_US
dc.title.alternative ألخصائص البيئية للحيوانات النساحلية في خليج توبلي (البحرين ) ar
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.pagination 231-238 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 1 en_US
dc.identifier.volume 15 en_US

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