Structure of the benthic macrofauna of an anthropogenic influenced area: Skhira Bay (Gulf of Gabès, central Mediterranean Sea)

  title={Structure of the benthic macrofauna of an anthropogenic influenced area: Skhira Bay (Gulf of Gab{\`e}s, central Mediterranean Sea)},
  author={Lobna Boudaya and Nawfel Mosbahi and Jean Claude Dauvin and Lass{\^a}d Neifar},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
Skhira Bay located in the Gulf of Gabès, on the southeastern coast of Tunisia, is an important area in terms of its dense vegetation coverage, wide continental shelf, and fisheries resources. However, this area with a typically micro-tidal range is subject to intensive anthropogenic pressures: soft bottom trawling, chemical pollution from phosphoric acid production, and shipping activity. The present study is the first investigation of the structure of the benthic macrofauna on this part of the… 
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