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Towards a science-led climate policy in the Arab region
Nature Publishing Group

http://www.nature.com/nmiddleeast/2010/100609/full/nmiddleeast.2010.160.html

If Arab scientists want to play a role in climate change policy in the Arab world, then they desperately need to offer better-informed science, argues Ibrahim Abdel Gelil.

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Red tide hits Omani waters yet again
Red tide hits Omani waters yet again

Joseph Benny

08/01/2011 3:26 pm
http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Stories-Files/Red-tide-hits-Omani-waters-yet-again


Omani waters have been hit yet again by red tide, but unlike previous years, it is not toxic this time round. Red tide is a common name for a phenomenon known as algal bloom in which large quantities of algae accumulate rapidly in sea water and results in discolouration of the surface water.
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The Lobster Delicacy

The Lobster Delicacy
http://www.nizwa.net/agr/fisheries/lobster/lobster.html

  

 There was a time when lobsters abounding in the Omani waters, especially in Dhofar and Masirah, were left untouched by fishermen, in all probability due to lack of awareness of the marine species commercial value. Lobster fishery, however, expanded rapidly in the last two decades from a strictly incidental fishery around Masirah Island in the early 70s with a estimated landing of of less than 10 tonnes to the current profitable comercial fishery occuring from south Sharqiya to the border of Yemen with the annual catch averaging 2,000 tonnes a year.

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TRC monetary fuel propels SQU research engine
TRC monetary fuel propels SQU research engine
http://main.omanobserver.om/node/6547
Sun, 18 April 2010

Nine research projects from Sultan Qaboos University have been selected for financial assistance from The Research Council (TRC) under the latter’s open research grant programme. The research projects signed are in health and social sectors (four), biology and environmental resources (two), education and human resources (one) and energy and industry (two).
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Unique Arabian sea whales found off Oman's coast
This is exicting news for Oman following ten years of research headed by marine expert Robert Baldwin

    * Staff Report
    * Published: 14:02 January 11, 2011

Muscat: Arabian Sea Whale population found off the coast of Oman is a genetically unique and isolated population, acknowledged international environmental experts during the second Marine Conservation Forum for the Gulf Region held in Abu Dhabi recently.
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