Assessment of Coral Reef Communities At Abu-Dabab, North of Marsa Alam Egypt
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The coral reef communities in the area of Abu Dabab, north of Marsa Alam were assessed using rapid underwater technique. Three adjacent reefs were studied to reveal the actual status of the reefs and its damaged parts. Abundant fish families were recorded. The results showed that high impact due to anchoring and other diving-related activities were mostly responsible for much of the damage. It is concluded that this area needs mooring buoys and/or top reef pins to prevent anchoring to the reefs and to increase public awareness for the protection and conservation of coral reef communities.