The slideshow ‘tells the story’ of the Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay – Mukkawar Island Marine National Park with a portfolio of photos that illustrate the land and sea-scape features of this outstanding place, together with its diverse marine life. The slideshow starts with views of the reefs at Sanganeb from above, with photos of the famous lighthouse and jetty that provides access to the underwater world. Some of the bigger inhabitants of the waters nearby, including dolphins, manta rays, sharks and barracuda are shown.
The next part of the slideshow illustrates the Dungonab Bay – Mukkawar Island area, starting with a modest boundary sign board, and a fossilised clam shell embedded in the raised beach along the barren shoreline, a stand of mangroves, followed by a series of underwater photos of dugongs and turtles feeding on the seagrass beds in this part of the site. The rest of the slideshow illustrates the diversity of underwater life, with brightly coloured corals, other invertebrates and fish of every kind – angels, clown anemone fish, lion fish, bump-head parrot fish, moray eels and many other species.
The following Flickr photographers and other sources are acknowledged with thanks for their contributions to this slideshow: Antonio, AO’D, Brian Gratwicke, Bubak, Elias Levy, Fergus Kennedy, FulB76, Julie Burgher, KarinHS, Matthhijs Rouw, Nataraj Metz, Pablo Sarasa, Robin Hughes, Rutger Geerling, Ruth Hartnup, Silvie Gilson, Silvio Pastore Stocchi, Sven Roden, Svetoslav Bonev, Tim Priest, UNEP and William Doriat.
Marine & Coastal
Area: 2,607 km2
- Outstanding natural beauty (vii);
- Ecological processes (ix);
- Natural habitat for biodiversity (x);
- Significant number of rare, endemic and/or endangered species (x)