References for further reading on Corals of Oman and Arabia

Available in Bookstores

Green, F. and Keech, R. 1986. The Coral Seas of Muscat. Middle East Economic Digest Ltd., London.

Salm, R. and Baldwin, R. 1991. Snorkeling and Diving in Oman. Motivate Publishing, Dubai. 88 pp.

Scientific References

Burchard, J. E. 1979. Coral fauna of the western Arabian Gulf. ARAMCO Environmental Affairs Div., Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. J 28 pp.

Coles, S. L. 1994. Extensive coral disease outbreak at Fahl Island, Gulf of Oman, Indian Ocean. Coral Reefs 13:242.

Coles, S. L. 1997. Reef coral assemblages occurring in a highly fluctuating temperature environment at Fahal Island, Gulf of Oman (Indian Ocean). Coral Reefs 16:269-272.

Coles, S. L. and Al-Riyamy, K. A. 1996. Beach tar concentrations on the Muscat shoreline, Gulf of Oman, Indian Ocean.  Mar. Poll. Bull. 32:609-614.

Coles, S. L. and Seapy, D. G. 1998. Ultra-violet absorbing compounds and tumorous growths on acroporid corals from Bandar Khayran, Gulf of Oman, Indian Ocean. Coral Reefs 17:195-198

Edwards, A. J. and Head, S. M. (eds.) 1987. Red Sea. Pergamon Press, Oxford.

Glynn, P. W. 1993. Monsoonal upwelling and episodic Acanthaster predation as probable controls of coral reef distribution and community structure in Oman, Indian Ocean. Atoll Res. Bull. 379:1-66.

Salm, R. V. 1993. Coral reefs of the Sultanate of Oman. Atoll Res. Bull. 380: J -85

Scheer G. and Pillai, C. S. G. 1983. Report on the stony corals from the Red Sea. Zoologica 122: 1-75.

Sheppard, C. Price, A and Roberts, C. 1992. Marine Ecology of the Arabian Region. Academic Press, London.

Sheppard, C. R. C and Sheppard A. L. S. I 99 I. Coralsand coral communities of Arabia. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 12:1-70.

Sheppard, C. R. C. and Salm, R. V. 1988. Reef and coral communities of Oman, with a description of a new coral species (Order Scleractinia, genus Acanthastrea). J. Nat. History 22:263-279.

Sheppard, C. R. C. 1988. Similar trends, different causes: Responses of corals to stressed environments in Arabian seas. Proc. 6th Intern. Coral Reef Symp. 3:297-302

Sheppard, C. R. C. 1987. Coral species of the IndianOcean and Adjacent Seas: A synonymized compilation and some regional distribution patterns. Atoll Res. Bull. No. 307.

Veron, J. E. N. 2000. Corals of the World. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townville. 3 Volumes