Marine Ecological Survey, Bahrain

A Marine Ecological Survey and Assessment in the near shore waters along the south-eastern coastline of Bahrain at the Durrat Al Bahrain project site at Hadd Al Jamal.  This survey provided supplementary information to Environment Arabia’s previous EIA report on the marine environment following dredging and reclamation activities that have taken place in accordance with the initial master plan design. These activities have created two lagoons along the coastline in the project site area. The marine survey was carried out to help understand the changes to water quality (chemistry and temperature characteristics), ecological habitats and marine species in these areas. A proposed borrow area to the south was also surveyed to assess the potential impacts of dredging for fill material.