Bu Tinah Shoals

The Bu Tinah Shoals are a gaggle of coral islands and sea-grass beds within the Persian Gulf. The shoals lie about eighty miles (one hundred thirty kilometers) west of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Bu Tinah’s principal island has a sheltered lagoon forested with mangrove timber.

The shoals are a part of the Marawah Marine Biosphere Reserve, a big protected space within the Persian Gulf. They help populations of inexperienced turtles and hawksbill turtles, each of that are endangered sea turtles.Dugongs, a threatened sea mammal, inhabit the ocean-grass meadows. The dugongs share the shallow and surrounding waters with giant populations of humpback and bottlenose dolphins. Many birds go to the islands throughout their lengthy flights from central Asia to Africa. Birds that go to or nest within the space embrace Socotra cormorants, higher flamingoes, osprey, and white-cheeked terns. At present, the Bu Tinah Shoals are frivolously populated, and solely a restricted variety of guests are allowed.

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