Tides, tidal currents and their effects on the intertidal ecosystem of the southern bay, Inhaca Island, Mozambique




Sediment characteristics and tidal currents were studied in the 1500 ha intertidal area south of Inhaca Island, Mozambique. The tide is semi-diurnal with a range at spring of about 3 m. The area connects directly to the ocean through the Ponta Torres Strait and (indirectly) through several narrow tidal channels ending up in Maputo Bay. Velocities of up to 0.75 m s􀀀1 were measured in the Ponta Torres strait. After LowWater, Indian ocean water starts entering the tidal flats, while entrance from the Maputo Bay side is delayed by one to several hours.


Hydrobiologia






- Maputo


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Reserva Biológica de Inhaca



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