Map of the Study Area and the different coastal ecosystem types
   
 
map
 
  Linear extent of coastal ecosystem types:  
 

linear extent

Remark

salt marsh

190 km

145 km wide salt marsh (vegetated zone wider than 15 m) and 45 km narrow salt marsh (vegetated zone narrower than 15 m)

sand beach

146 km

90 km low energy shore (minimal wave action) and 56 km high energy shore (wave action)

sabkha

  45 km

no vegetation

rocky shore

  14 km

rocky shore, occasionally cliffs 

mangrove

   6 km

 

 
 
(Barth 2002)
 

 

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