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Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf


Al-Otaibi, Y, M Ait Belaid, and A Abdu. 2006. Impact assessment of human activities on coastal zones of Eastern Saudi Arabia using remote sensing and geographic information systems techniques. Proceedings of the ISPRS Commission VII Mid-term Symposium Remote Sensing: from Pixels to Processes: 756-760.

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Vogt, P. 1995. Coral reefs in Saudi Arabia: 3.5 years after the Gulf War oil spill. Coral Reefs. 14:4: 271-273.

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Red Sea


DeVantier, L and N Pilcher. 2000. The status of coral reefs in Saudia Arabia. In: Wilkinson, C. (ed). Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2000, Australian Institute of Marine Science.

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Price, ARG, G. Jobbins, ARD Shepard, RFG Ormond. 1998. An integrated environmental assessment of the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. Environmental Conservation. 25:1: 65-76.

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Sheppard, CRC and ALS Sheppard. 1985. Reefs and coral assemblages of Saudi Arabia: The central Red Sea at Yanbu al Sinaiyah. Fauna of Saudi Arabia.


Sheppard, CRC. 1985. Reefs and coral assemblages of Saudi Arabia: Fringing reefs in the Southern region, Jeddah to Jizan. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 7:37-58.


Wilkinson, C (ed.). 2004. Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2004, Volume 1. Australian Institute of Marine Science.

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