Coral Reefs of the Gulf: Adaptation to Climatic Extremes in the World’s Hottest Sea
This book treats coral reefs in the water body enclosed between Iran and the Arabian peninsula that in this book we refer to as “The Gulf”. The area is variably also known as the Persian or Arabian Gulf, or as the ROPME Inner Sea Area. The Gulf has a long research history and a compilation of present knowledge about its reefs is timely. In 16 chapters, this book guides the reader through environmental and geological determinants of reefbuilding, through the dynamics of reef corals and reef fishes, to the taxonomy of key reef organisms. Also the importance of artificial structures as novel reef substrates is discussed.
Marine Biology | Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Riegl, Bernhard and Samuel J. Purkis. Coral Reefs of the Gulf: Adaptation to Climatic Extremes in the World’s Hottest Sea. Dordrecht: Springer.