Reconstructing historical baselines for the Persian/Arabian Gulf Dugong, Dugong dugon (Mammalia: Sirena)

  title={Reconstructing historical baselines for the Persian/Arabian Gulf Dugong, Dugong dugon (Mammalia: Sirena)},
  author={Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak and D. Pauly},
  journal={Zoology in the Middle East},
  pages={102 - 95}
  • Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak, D. Pauly
  • Published 2017
  • Geography
  • Zoology in the Middle East
  • Retrospective estimates of historic abundances and distributions of marine organisms are crucial to understanding the anthropogenic impacts on the structure and species of coastal ecosystems, especially in the case of vulnerable species such as the Dugong (Dugong dugon. [...] Key Method We create a ‘dugong discovery curve’ and compile global density estimates as proxies for the overall health of the population in the Gulf. We find that since 1950 dugong range may have contracted by one quarter, and despite…Expand Abstract
    5 Citations


    Distribution, abundance and conservation status of dugongs and dolphins in the southern and western Arabian Gulf
    • 74
    • Highly Influential
    Are dugongs , Dugong dugon , in the Arabian Gulf safe ?
    • 5
    • PDF
    Behaviour and Ecology of the Dugong, Dugong Dugon (Sirenia): Observations in Shoalwater and Cleveland Bays, Queensland.
    • 84
    • Highly Influential
    The Growing Need for Sustainable Ecological Management of Marine Communities of the Persian Gulf
    • 139
    • PDF
    The Gulf: a young sea in decline.
    • 455
    • PDF
    Dugong : status reports and action plans for countries and territories
    • 150
    • Highly Influential