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Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay: Mukkawar Island Marine National Park, Sudan

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)

Abstract

The site is a serial one, made by Sanganeb, an isolated coral reef structure and the only atoll in the Red Sea, 25 km off the shoreline of Sudan, and by the Dungonab Bay and Mukkawar Island, 125 km from Port Sudan. The site includes a high diversity of coastal and marine systems, such as coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, beaches, and islets. These natural systems provide habitat for large populations of marine and coastal animals, including mammals, fish, turtles, and birds. Dungonab Bay has a globally significant population of dugongs (sea cow). The clarity of the water, coral diversity, marine species, and pristine habitats create a striking landscape and seascape.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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