Status of macrobenthic community of Manifa-Tanajib Bay System of Saudi Arabia based on a once-off sampling event

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Title:
Status of macrobenthic community of Manifa-Tanajib Bay System of Saudi Arabia based on a once-off sampling event
Authors:
Joydas, Thadickal Viswanathan; Krishnakumar, P. K.; Qurban, Mohammad Ali; Ali, Said M.; Al-Suwailem, Abdulaziz M.; Al-Abdulkader, Khaled
Abstract:
Shallow water bays located in the western Arabian Gulf experience harsh environmental conditions. Some of these bays, including Manifa-Tanajib Bay System (MTBS), were also exposed to the 1991 oil pollution event. This study investigates the status of the macrobenthos in MTBS during 2006. This bay system is characterized by very shallow inner bays with elevated salinity and temperature compared to the rest of the bay area. As a result mainly of the hyper salinity, the inner bay communities are distinct from the outer bay communities. Overall, fairly high species richness with several rare species was observed. High Shannon-Wiener diversity values and ABC plots indicated the healthy status of the polychaete communities, while BOPA index indicated slightly polluted status in 20% of the stations. The oil sensitive amphipods were not completely re-colonized in 20% of the stations, even after 15. years of recovery from the 1991 oil spill. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
KAUST Department:
Coastal and Marine Resources Core Lab
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Marine Pollution Bulletin
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
DOI:
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.03.012
PubMed ID:
21453935
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0025326X
Sponsors:
We are grateful to Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for funding the study. We thank Environmental Protection Department, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran for the guidance and encouragement. We are thankful to the Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for providing research facilities. We are also thankful to Dr. Paul Blair, KFUPM/RI for English editing.
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dc.contributor.authorJoydas, Thadickal Viswanathanen
dc.contributor.authorKrishnakumar, P. K.en
dc.contributor.authorQurban, Mohammad Alien
dc.contributor.authorAli, Said M.en
dc.contributor.authorAl-Suwailem, Abdulaziz M.en
dc.contributor.authorAl-Abdulkader, Khaleden
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T08:35:43Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-24T08:35:43Zen
dc.date.issued2011-06en
dc.identifier.issn0025326Xen
dc.identifier.pmid21453935en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.03.012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575680en
dc.description.abstractShallow water bays located in the western Arabian Gulf experience harsh environmental conditions. Some of these bays, including Manifa-Tanajib Bay System (MTBS), were also exposed to the 1991 oil pollution event. This study investigates the status of the macrobenthos in MTBS during 2006. This bay system is characterized by very shallow inner bays with elevated salinity and temperature compared to the rest of the bay area. As a result mainly of the hyper salinity, the inner bay communities are distinct from the outer bay communities. Overall, fairly high species richness with several rare species was observed. High Shannon-Wiener diversity values and ABC plots indicated the healthy status of the polychaete communities, while BOPA index indicated slightly polluted status in 20% of the stations. The oil sensitive amphipods were not completely re-colonized in 20% of the stations, even after 15. years of recovery from the 1991 oil spill. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe are grateful to Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for funding the study. We thank Environmental Protection Department, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran for the guidance and encouragement. We are thankful to the Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for providing research facilities. We are also thankful to Dr. Paul Blair, KFUPM/RI for English editing.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subject1991 Oil spillen
dc.subjectArabian Gulfen
dc.subjectBOPA indexen
dc.subjectMacrobenthosen
dc.subjectPolychaetesen
dc.subjectSaudi Arabiaen
dc.titleStatus of macrobenthic community of Manifa-Tanajib Bay System of Saudi Arabia based on a once-off sampling eventen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCoastal and Marine Resources Core Laben
dc.identifier.journalMarine Pollution Bulletinen
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Environment and Water, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, P.O. Box No. 1995, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionEnvironmental Protection Department, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabiaen
kaust.authorAl-Suwailem, Abdulaziz M.en

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