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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : (10) Last page : (14)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2963

Coral reefs Ecology in Jazan Region and Suggestions toward Sustainable Conservation

Adel M. Alhababy* and Mubarak Al Shahrani
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Jazan University, K.S.A.
*Corresponding Author E-mail: alhababy@gmail.com
Received: 9.05.2017  |  Revised: 18.05.2017   |  Accepted: 20.05.2017  


Jazan region is located on the southern part of Saudi Arabia along the coastal line of southern Red Sea. Jazan traditional is characterized by biodiversity and ecology of coral reefs.
The investigation was carried out to evaluate the ecological of coral reefs for site in Jazan city and other one was chosen at offshore of Jazan. Underwater camera was used to assess the live percent of coral. Classification of the substrate type was based on benthic groups and life form categories.
Evaluation of the data obtained revealed that the coral near to the beach has less live coral coverage, whereas live coral coverage in the offshore. Dead corals were dominated in all transects, Acropora spp. is dominant at the study area.
There are many stresses facing coral reefs ecosystem which has negative impact for losing biodiversity and ecology for some sensitive species such as soft coral. Governmental regulations should control the activities in the sea e.g. fishing that is main effect of coral reef ecology.

Key words: Jazan region, Coral reefs, Red Sea, Fishing

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Cite this article: Alhababy, A.M. and Shahrani, M.A., Coral reefs Ecology in Jazan Region and Suggestions toward Sustainable Conservation, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(3): 10-14 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2963