Musandam reefs

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A unique coral reef study in Musandam in Oman has shown that the reefs are in good condition with coral cover reaching one of the highest levels in the world.

The survey, by Biosphere Expeditions and supported by HSBC, began in October 2008 and is expected to provide valuable help to Omani authorities while planning a network of protected areas in Musandam.

Biosphere Expeditions is a non-profit-making organisation offering wildlife conservation expeditions for everyone. The expeditions bring together people from different walks of life to support wildlife research and conservation in various parts of the world.

Members of the study team, addressing a news conference here, said the investigations proved that the reefs of Musandam were in