SMART: Sustainable Management
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in the Coastal Zone

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Gulf of Aquaba: Taba, Egypt

Situated right across the Gulf from Aqaba, Taba is also a spciela zone directly southe of the Egypt-Israeli border.

While tourism development is comparable to the Jordanian side, there is neither industry nor shipping, which is reflected in the sublittoral environment, which is more pristine if not richer than on the Jordanian side.:w

The Taba Hilton and its beach

Israeli border immediately North of the hotel

coral blocks on sandy bottom

seagrass meadows

Vanikoro sweeper (Pempheris vanicolensis)

Glass fish (Parapriacanthus guentheri)

Abudefduf saxatilis,

the Sergeant major.

Frog fish (Antennarius sp.)

another frog fish

It's a fish (head is on the right)

A turkey fish (Pterois volitans)

Grey Moray eel on the move (Siderea grisea)

and clown fish (Amphiprion bicinctus)


Lunartail grouper (Variola louti)

sponge and nudibranch

soft coral feeding


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