Bulletin 17 - July 1982: Marine Shells of Abu Dhabi
Marine Shells of Abu Dhabiby Catherine Kirby
(This is the first of a series of articles by Catherine Kirby recording shells at various locations, but primarily around Abu Dhabi Island. It follows her introductory article on Sea Shells in Bulletin No. 16, March 1982, pp.31 -34. -Ed.)
Within the past few years the Corniche and outer breakwater have been constructed, creating considerable disturbance to the marine mollusca ecology. During this construction period few shells were to be found along the Corniche beach west of the Clock Tower. It is therefore interesting to note the rapid regeneration of marine life, particularly shells, since the completion of these projects. Further work, however, remains to be carried out to determine the precise causes of this regeneration.
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