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Oceanographic and Biological Aspects of the Red Sea

  • Provides up-to-date research results from the Red Sea

  • Focuses on oceanography and environment of the Red Sea

  • Educates public on various aspects of the marine sciences

  • Provides information for policy makers in coastal zone management

Part of the book series: Springer Oceanography (SPRINGEROCEAN)

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction to Oceanographic and Biological Aspects of the Red Sea

    • Najeeb M. A. Rasul, Ian C. F. Stewart, Peter Vine, Zohair A. Nawab
    Pages 1-9
  3. The Tides of the Red Sea

    • David T. Pugh, Yasser Abualnaja, Ewa Jarosz
    Pages 11-40
  4. Physical and Chemical Properties of Seawater in the Gulf of Aqaba and Red Sea

    • Riyad Manasrah, Ahmad Abu-Hilal, Mohammad Rasheed
    Pages 41-73
  5. Sources of Organic Tracers in Atmospheric Dust, Surface Seawater Particulate Matter and Sediment of the Red Sea

    • Ahmed I. Rushdi, Zanna Chase, Bernd R. T. Simoneit, Adina Paytan
    Pages 75-88
  6. Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Organic Carbon in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea Coastal Waters: Behaviour and Human Impact

    • Radwan Al-Farawati, Mohamed Abdel Khalek El Sayed, Najeeb M. A. Rasul
    Pages 89-104
  7. Red Sea Coastal Lagoons: Their Dynamics and Future Challenges

    • Alaa M. A. Albarakati, Fazal Ahmad
    Pages 123-131
  8. Distribution and Sources of Hydrocarbon Compounds in Sediments from Obhur Lagoon: Red Sea Coast of Saudi Arabia

    • Ahmed I. Rushdi, Najeeb M. A. Rasul, Abdulgader Bazeyad, Ramil Dumenden
    Pages 133-146
  9. Metal Contamination Assessment in the Sediments of the Red Sea Coast of Saudi Arabia

    • Manikandan Karuppasamy, Mohammad Ali B. Qurban, Periyadan K. Krishnakumar
    Pages 147-170
  10. Geochemistry and Life at the Interfaces of Brine-Filled Deeps in the Red Sea

    • André Antunes, Stein Kaartvedt, Mark Schmidt
    Pages 185-194
  11. Desalination of Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Seawater to Mitigate the Fresh Water Crisis in the Yemen Republic

    • Angelo Minissale, Dornadula Chandrasekharam, Mohamed Fara Mohamed Al-Dubai
    Pages 195-213
  12. Red Sea Research: A Personal Perspective

    • Peter Vine
    Pages 215-237
  13. Endemic Fishes of the Red Sea

    • Sergey V. Bogorodsky, John E. Randall
    Pages 239-265
  14. Review of Cetaceans in the Red Sea

    • Marina Costa, Maddalena Fumagalli, Amina Cesario
    Pages 281-303
  15. Where Dolphins Sleep: Resting Areas in the Red Sea

    • Maddalena Fumagalli, Amina Cesario, Marina Costa
    Pages 305-326
  16. Status of Red Sea Dugongs

    • Dirar Nasr, Ahmed M. Shawky, Peter Vine
    Pages 327-354
  17. Spatial Patterns of Standing Stock and Diversity of Macrobenthic Communities in the Red Sea

    • Thadickal V. Joydas, Mohammad Ali B. Qurban, Manikandan Karuppasamy, Lotfi Rabaoui, Periyadan K. Krishnakumar
    Pages 355-366

About this book

This book includes invited contributions presenting the latest research on the oceanography and environment of the Red Sea. In addition to covering topics relevant to research in the region and providing insights into marine science for non-experts, it is also of interest to those involved in the management of coastal zones and encourages further research on the Red Sea


  • Oceanography of the Red Sea
  • Biological Properties of the Red Sea
  • Coastal Management of the Red Sea
  • Underwater Sedimentary Features of the Red Sea
  • Brine Pool Formation in the Red Sea
  • coastal sciences
  • marine and freshwater sciences
  • Environmental Geography

Editors and Affiliations

  • Center for Marine Geology, Saudi Geological Survey, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Najeeb M.A. Rasul

  • Stewart Geophysical Consultants Pty. Ltd., College Park, Adelaide, Australia

    Ian C.F. Stewart

About the editors

Dr. Najeeb M.A. Rasul holds a Master’s degree in Marine Geology, and has a Ph.D. in Geological Oceanography from the University of Wales, UK. He is presently a Technical Advisor at the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) in Jeddah. For the past 15 years he has been associated with several organizations and has held key research positions at Geological and Geophysical Research Systems in Canada, the Challenger Division for Seafloor Processes at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK., Environment Canada in Burlington, Canada, and the Center for Marine Geology at the SGS, where he was the Head of the Center from 2003 to 2010. He has conducted research cruises with European Union Research centres, including the Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), Italy and the IOC-UNESCO (TTR programme) and has been a EUROMARGINS and Saudi Scientific Coordinator. He has been involved in several research projects and cruises as chief scientist, and scientific investigator in the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans, including the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Strait of Gibraltar, Gulf of Cadiz, Mediterranean Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Alboran Sea, Henderson Lake, Lake Erie, Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Arabian Sea, and currently the Red Sea for the last 15 years. His research interests have concentrated on the fields of both shallow and deep water sedimentary processes, depositional mechanisms and environmental aspects. These include research on modern underwater sedimentary features and processes involved in their formation, deep sea turbidite systems, sediment dispersal and pathways, sediment plumes, fluxes and deposition, contaminants and chemical pathways for pollution and their environmental impact in both time and space, as well as marine mineral resources. He has also worked on the formation and exploration of oil and gas in deltas and offshore regions.

Dr. Ian C.F. Stewart received a Ph.D. in seismology from the University of Adelaide, South Australia. From 1974 until 1982 he was with the Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, where he taught geophysics. He then carried out research and worked on potential fields for Saudi Aramco in the Exploration Department in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia until 1996, and later for Normandy Exploration in Australia for 2 years in gold exploration. He was the Geophysical Technical Adviser to the Saudi Geological Survey, Jeddah, between 2003 and 2013. He is an independent geophysical consultant based in Adelaide, applying proprietary methods for processing gravity and magnetic data for numerous mining and oil companies in Australia, the Middle East, Africa and North and South America.

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Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-99417-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)