Abstracts
Krupp, F., Abuzinada, A.H. & Nader, I.A. (eds.), A Marine Wildlife Sanctuary for the Arabian Gulf. Environmental research and conservation following the 1991 Gulf War Oil Spill. NCWCD, Riyadh and Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt a.M.
 

Flora of the Jubail Marine Wildlife Sanctuary, Saudi Arabia

A b s t r a c t: During 1991, 1992 and 1993, 173 phanerogames of 41 families, one pteridophyte and two bryophytes were identified in the Jubail Marine Wildlife Sanctuary north of Jubail. Species inventories for nearshore and offshore islands were different to comparable areas on the mainland, where human influence through pastoralism was significant. Species composition of mainland areas largely resembled the situation described for Bahrain and Kuwait. Additionally, 42 species of 12 families grew under artificial conditions outside the Sanctuary. Such species are likely to spread into the study area in the future.

 
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