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Dubai Creek, United Arab Emirates

Main Contributors:

Johanna Yletyinen

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Dubai Creek has received high levels of organic loading from sewage. Hypoxia has decreased benthic abundance and diversity.

Type of regime shift

Ecosystem type

  • Marine & coastal

Land uses

  • Fisheries

Spatial scale of the case study

  • Local/landscape (e.g. lake, catchment, community)

Continent or Ocean

  • Asia


  • Arabian Peninsula


  • United Arab Emirates

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Key References

  1. Saunders J, Zahedb KMA, Paterson DM. 2007. The impact of organic pollution on the macrobenthic fauna of Dubai Creek (UAE). Marine Pollution Bulletin 54, 1715-1723.


Johanna Yletyinen. Dubai Creek, United Arab Emirates. In: Regime Shifts Database, Last revised 2012-03-17 19:00:01 GMT.
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