A selection of the scientific results of the Sanctuary Project
 
               
  The extend of damage the oil causes to the coastal biotopes largely depended on the type of ecosystem the Gulf War Oil Spill hit. Short describtions of the ecosystem types within the Study Area and of the effects the oil spill had on the ecosystems are provided below.  
               
 
Summary
           
 
           
 
ecosystem types:
           
 
sandy shores
   
Map of the study area
   
 
rocky shores
       
 
salt marshes
           
 
mangroves
   
Literature
   
 
sabkha shores
       
 
           
 
Cyanobacteria
   
     
 
Clean-Up Operations
           
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