|Ecology of the metahaline pool of Di Zahav, Gulf of Elat, with notes on the siphonocladacea and the typology of near-shore marine pools|
Por, F.D.; Dor, I. (1975). Ecology of the metahaline pool of Di Zahav, Gulf of Elat, with notes on the siphonocladacea and the typology of near-shore marine pools. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 29(1): 37-44
In: Marine Biology. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 0025-3162, more
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The hydrobiology of a metahaline near-shore pool, at Di Zahav on the Sinai coast of the Red Sea, has been studied. Salinity of the pool fluctuates between 45 and 60permil, and winter temperatures are as low as 10°C. The shore consists partly of beach rock, some of it still in statu nascendi. Serpulid reef-boulders also occur, covered with typical marine species. Three siphonocladacean green algae (Siphonocladus rigidus, Dictyosphaeria cavernosa, and Valonia utricularis), form abundant crusts on the boulders. Several peculiar faunal elements are discussed. Traits in common with the Suez Canal biota are discerned. A typology for the nearshore pools of Sinai is proposed.