Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Sabir Bin Muzaffar
Tareefa S. AlSumaiti
Monitoring Socotra Cormorant population and conducting research on their breeding biology and feeding habits are considered the top priorities for ensuring the long-term protection of their breeding colonies and feeding grounds. The research was conducted by using ArcMap Software (10.5) to map Socotra cormorant migratory movements in the Arabian Gulf Region during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 breeding seasons.; and to determine environmental variables that affect migratory movements using a GIS approach, which helps to identify areas of conservation value. The study provided needed information on the current distribution of Socotra Cormorant along with the distribution of marine ecosystems (mangroves and coral reefs), allowing for improved management plans of these important ecological assets. Although there is no direct correlation between the movement of Socotra Cormorant and the distribution of both mangroves and coral reefs in the Arabian Gulf Region. Nevertheless, the existence of these ecosystems supports marine life, the stability of the coastline.
Saeed Al Qadi, Nouf Sameer Abdullah, "THE IMPACT OF BIOTIC CHARACTERISTICS OF UAE COASTAL AREA ON MOVEMENTS OF SOCOTRA CORMORANT" (2019). Theses. 863.