Phytoplankton Ecology of the Western Arabian Gulf (Persian Gulf)

  • K. A. Al-Abdulkader
  • S. Z. El-Sayed
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 43)

Abstract

An ecological study of the phytoplankton of the western Arabian Gulf was conducted between May 1985 and April 1988. Fourteen shallow-water stations were occupied, with depths not exceeding 25 m. Temperature varies between 16.6°C during February and 35.5°C during August. Two salinity regimes were observed in the western Gulf. The northern and middle regions have salinity values around 43°/, while the southern region, primarily in the semi-enclosed Bay of Salwah, is characterized by higher salinity (around 55°/).

Keywords

Canary Island Coastal Upwelling Anticyclonic Eddy Diatom Abundance Mesoscale Circulation 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. A. Al-Abdulkader
    • 1
  • S. Z. El-Sayed
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas A & MCollege StationUSA

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