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Title: Distribution of the Marine Intertidal Sediments and Organisms around Miskan Island in the State of Kuwait
Other Titles: توزيع الرسوبياتو السحنات البيولوجية في مسطحات المد و الجزر في
Authors: Eshraq Ahmed Al-Faraj 
Supervisor: Prof. Mohammad Al-Sarawi
Keywords: Distribution Marine Intertidal Sediments marine Organisms geology island
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher:  Kuwait university - college of graduate studies
Abstract: Kuwait marine environment is a unique ecosystem, epically the northern part which characterized by variety of organisms and sediments. Miskan Island is one of the nine islands of Kuwait which is located to the northwest of Failakah Island at the entrance of Kuwait Bay. It is characterized by very coarse to coarse sand with moderate beach face slope. The intertidal flat of Miskan Island is covered by coarse reworked shells which reflect high wave energy with strong long shore current at its northern beaches. The main objective of this study is to construct a map showing the distribution of the sediments and set of maps showing mirco-organisms of the marine intertidal environment around the island to delineate approximate boundaries between the biofacies of the intertidal flat and to locate region of weakness and drop of habitat .In this study Eleven sediment and water samples were collected around the island from the intertidal area. The mean levels of physical–chemical parameters of the seawater around the island such as Temperature, Salinity , Hydrogen Exponent and dissolved oxygen were 23.3 °C, 41.22 ‰ ,7.12 and 18.40 mg/l , respectively. The mean concentration of nutrients in sediment samples was NO3 (14.25 mg/kg) , NO2 (1.06 mg/kg) , SO4 (295 mg/kg) ,NH3 (1.894 mg/kg) The mean concentration of Petroleum Hydrocarbon in the sediments was 124.916 mg/kg. The mean concentration of TOC in sediments was 0.177 %. The mean concentration of Trace Metals in sediments was Cu (8.67mg/kg), Fe (2.5 mg/kg), Hg (0.29 mg/kg) ,Ni (9.51mg/kg) ,Pb (2.39mg/kg) ,Zn (16.61 mg/kg) and V (6.81 mg/kg). Few dominant types of macro-fauna were found around the intertidal flat of the island while more diversity of micro-fauna was found
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