Hussein Zahir

Hussein Zahir
land and marine environmental resources group pvt ltd

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Recovery of South Asian coral reefs since the 1998 mass bleaching has been patchy; Chagos has shown particularly good recovery, reefs in the western atoll chain of the Maldives and Bar Reef in Sri Lanka have also recovered relatively well, while many reefs near Sri Lanka and reefs in the eastern atoll chain of the Maldives have shown little or no r...
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One of the particularly concerning attributes of coral reefs is the potential for ‘phase shifts’ from coral to non-coral dominated assemblages (e.g. Jamaica 25 years ago). The reefs of the Maldives were variously regarded as ‘pristine’ or a ‘wonderland’ by initial visitors with SCUBA such as Cousteau in the 1950s, but profound ecological changes ha...
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In this report we examine a commonly accepted group of biological indicators of coral reef health from a geographically diverse set of lagoon, shallow Maldivian reefs from northern Haa Dhaalu to Addu Atoll based on field work undertaken by Marine Research Centre (MRC), from February – October 2009. Clearly the health of coral reefs, which are the p...
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The major coral reefs in South Asia surround the oceanic islands of Lakshadweep, Maldives, Chagos and the high islands of Andaman and Nicobar. Other extensive reefs are in the Gulf of Mannar region. There are also numerous fringing and patch reefs in India and Sri Lanka. In Bangladesh, the only coral reefs are around St. Martin's Island, and there...
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The most extensive coral reefs in South Asia are found in the atolls of Lakshadweep, Maldives, Chagos and the high islands of Andaman and Nicobar. There are many fringing and offshore patch reefs in India and Sri Lanka. In Bangladesh corals occur only around St. Martin's Island. Pakistan has poorly developed scattered reef communities. Natural dist...
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The bleaching and subsequent mortality of branching and massive corals on artificial and natural reefs in the central atolls of Maldives in 1998 are examined with respect to sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies. SST normally peaks in April–May in Maldives. The UK Meteorological Office's Global sea-Ice and SST data set version 2.3b shows that in...
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The major coral reefs in South Asia occur in the Maldives, Chagos, Lakshadweep and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There are also extensive reefs in the Gulf of Mannar, and fringing and patch reefs elsewhere in India and Sri Lanka. Limited coral communities occur around St. Martin's Island in Bangladesh and on the Balochistan coast of Pakistan. Co...

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Protecting reefs and whale sharks of the Maldives archipelago through citizen science
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1. governance 2. bleaching impacts 3. fisheries and MPA management 4. Herbivory