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This book presents the current knowledge about Maputo Bay in Mozambique, the largest coastal embayment in the country and a major feature along the eastern African coastline. Located on the fringe of the tropical Western Indian Ocean, Maputo Bay is a rich natural complex estuarine system forming a vast and heterogeneous environment with a diverse social and economic context.
The book comprises four main parts plus sections within that include special contributions as case studies, for a total of nineteen chapters and thirty case studies. The book further analyses research gaps providing recommendations that intend to contribute for scientific progress and management. It is the result of the contribution of 68 regional and international experts, and is thoroughly illustrated with maps, graphical figures and colour photographic plates.
The WIO mangroves cover about 1 million ha, which is just about 5% of the global mangrove coverage. Almost 90% of these mangroves are found in four countries, namely Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania and Kenya; with the most expansive mangrove forests in these countries occurring in deltas and estuaries. This book is an outlook of the mangrove forests in each of the WIO countries.
The book analyses distribution of the mangroves, their conditions, utilization patterns, threats and current management intervention to safeguard this critical ecosystem.
Although the book is written with a WIO regional focus, the rich information presented herein will also be useful to mangrove enthusiasts outside the region.
A Field Guide to the Seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Islands Third Edition – is completely revised.
Packed with 1,650 species of plants and animals from all coastal habitats, 155 pages of stunning watercolour illustrations and hundreds of detailed line drawings, this riveting guide is an invaluable source of information for enthusiasts to identify the marine life common to this region. Thoroughly researched by 53 regional and international experts, this in-depth and comprehensive guide gives precise descriptions of species and their habitats, together with an authoritative summary of the knowledge of each taxonomic group.
Other new features include a revised description of the WIO coastal zone, 70 species with new names, an up to date expanded Bibliography with over 1,600 references including 250 new ones, new sections on oil and gas exploration in the coastal zone, marine alien invasive species and piracy that replace the previous section on remote sensing using satellite imagery.
The coastal dangers and treatment section has been completely updated and expanded, highlighting changes in treatment to malaria and descriptions of Chikungunya and Dengue.
The manual has been co-authored by Jose Paula (University of Lisbon); Salomao Bandeira (University of Eduardo Mondlane); Daudi Msangameno (University of Dar es Salaam) and Henrique Queiroga (University of Aveiro). Deriving its content from several regional Marine Science for Management (MASMA) programme courses on scientific methodologies in marine ecology undertaken by WIOMSA in Mozambique, the manual is a comprehensive and integrated training resource to address the reference sources gaps for training in Marine Biodiversity and Ecology in the WIO. The manual provides a coherent, scientific framework for designing practical training using examples and a set of exercises that are specifically adapted to the unique ecological and biological characteristics of the Western Indian Ocean shore.
Elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) are among the most fascinating but also the most unknown and misunderstood animals of our oceans. With nearly 200 species recorded, the East African region is a major hotspot for sharks and rays in the world. However, very little is known about their status, distribution, and taxonomy, whereas a large number of species face major threats including fisheries and habitat degradation.
The aim of this book is to help and encourage scientists, fishermen, divers, and other interested to identify, document and promote the presence of the 70 most common species of elasmobranchs in East Africa.