Ecological Characteristics Of The Littorial Fauna At Tubli Bay, Bahrain

Show simple item record Al Sayed, Hashim [هاشم السيد] en_US Buali, Abdul Rahman en_US Raveendran, E. en_US Buflasa, Amal en_US
date.accessioned 2009-11-25T15:12:33Z en_US
date.available 2009-11-25T15:12:33Z en_US
date.issued 1995 en_US
identifier.citation Qatar University Science Journal, 1995, Vol. 15, No. 1, Pages 231-238. en_US
identifier.uri en_US
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
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
language.iso en en_US
publisher Qatar University en_US
subject Marine Science en_US
subject البيئة البيولوجية ar
title Ecological Characteristics Of The Littorial Fauna At Tubli Bay, Bahrain en_US
title.alternative ألخصائص البيئية للحيوانات النساحلية في خليج توبلي (البحرين ) ar
type Article en_US
identifier.pagination 231-238 en_US
identifier.issue 1 en_US
identifier.volume 15 en_US

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