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 Encyclopedia: Gulf of Aden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Bab-el-Mandeb (Arabic for the gate of tears) is the strait separating the continents of Asia (Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula) and Africa (Djibouti, north of Somalia on the Horn of Africa), connecting the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean (Gulf of Aden).
Aden is the second largest city of united Yemen, but since it is the main sea port of the country, it is the economical capital of the entire country.
Gulf of Aden definition of Gulf of Aden.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Gulf-of-Aden   (692 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Aden, Gulf of (Oceans And Continents) - Encyclopedia
Aden, Gulf of[A´dun, A´–] Pronunciation Key, western arm of the Arabian Sea, 550 mi (885 km) long, lying between Yemen and Somalia; connected with the Red Sea by the Bab el Mandeb.
The importance of the Gulf of Aden declined when the Suez Canal was closed, but it was revitalized when, after being deepened and widened by Egypt, the canal was reopened in 1975 and marine activity increased.
The Gulf of Aden is richly supplied with fish, turtles, and lobsters.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/Aden-Gul.html   (246 words)

  
 Aden, Gulf of --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The gulf is 35 miles (56 km) wide at the mouth and 50 miles long, with a depth of as much as 3,550 feet (1,082 m) near the centre.
Its 600 miles (1,000 kilometres) of coastline extend from Cape Kasar, in the north, to the Strait of Mandeb, separating the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden in the south.
The Arabian Peninsula is bounded by the Red Sea on the west and southwest, the Gulf of Aden on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south and southeast, and the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf (also called the Arabian Gulf) on the northeast.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9315836   (903 words)

  
 Aden, Gulf of on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The USS Whitney patrols the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Djibouti on January 8, 2003.
A Marine mans a.50-caliber machine gun on the deck of the USS Whitney as it patrols the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Djibouti on January 8, 2003.
Crewmen prepare a helicopter for takeoff on the deck of the USS Whitney as it patrols the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Djibouti on January 8, 2003.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/a/aden-g1ul.asp   (867 words)

  
 Problems With Shark Management In The Red Sea And The Gulf Of Aden (RSGA)
In the RSGA region, sharks have a significant soci-economic role in the livelihood of the fishermen, particularily the artisanal in Gulf of Aden countries.
Average annual catches of sharks and rays from the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden by Yemeni artisanal fishermen in the 1990s had always exceeded the total annual landings of the countries in the region.
PERSGA is the Regional Organization for the Conservation of Coastal and Marine Enviroment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
www.pacfish.org /sharkcon/documents/hariri.html   (1782 words)

  
 Yemen article - Yemen Arabian Peninsula Southwest Asia Middle East Arabian Gulf Aden - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Republic of Yemen is a country in the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, and is a part of the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia.
North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918.
The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Yemen   (276 words)

  
 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Aden
ADEN (Reuters) - Yemeni tribesmen freed a former German government minister and hostage negotiator, his wife and three children on Saturday after abducting them while they were on holiday and holding them captive for three days...
Aden is near the southern reaches of the Red Sea, of which the Gulf of Aqaba is a northern branch...
Djibouti borders the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea and is near the equator.
worldcities.surfwax.com /files/Aden_Yemen.html   (5166 words)

  
 Gulf of Aden Rescue - U.S. Department of Defense, Photo Essay
Gulf of Aden Rescue - U.S. Department of Defense, Photo Essay
A small vessel filled with about 135 people floats in the Gulf of Aden, 25 miles off the coast of Somalia, just before capsizing on April 29, 2005.
The USS Normandy, USS Typhoon and USS Firebolt and German frigate FGS Karlsruhe conducted a rescue operation at the scene of the accident.
www.pentagon.gov /home/photoessays/2005-05/p20050501a01.html   (72 words)

  
 Gulf of Aden eddies and their impact on Red Sea Water
Gulf of Aden eddies and their impact on Red Sea Water
New oceanographic observations in the Gulf of Aden in the northwestern Indian Ocean have revealed large, energetic, deep-reaching mesoscale eddies that fundamentally influence the spreading rates and pathways of intermediate-depth Red Sea Water (RSW).
Comparison of salinity and direct velocity measurements indicates that the eddies advect and stir RSW through the Gulf of Aden.
www.agu.org /pubs/crossref/2002/2002GL015342.shtml   (262 words)

  
 SUPO: Cruise to the Gulf of Aden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The focus of the cruise was shifted to the Gulf of Aden, where high deposition rate sediments record changes in surface wind and ocean temperature signatures of a variable Indian monsoon.
The Gulf of Aden is a narrow, restricted basin which is subjected to seasonal reversals in the monsoon wind field parallel to the basin axis.
A depth-transect of CTD stations and sediment cores was conducted along the south Aden Margin to reconstruct past variations in RSOW composition and level.
www.ldeo.columbia.edu /%7Epeter/Resources/SUPO/SUPO.html   (798 words)

  
 Sedimentation and Tectonics in Rift Basins Red Sae - Gulf of Aden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sedimentation and Tectonics in Rift Basins: Red Sea - Gulf of Aden presents new case studies and synthesises the results of recent research on the sedimentological evolution of the Red Sea - Gulf of Aden rift system.
This rift basin is generally regarded as the best natural geological laboratory in the world in which to study the processes of rift formation.
The Red Sea - Gulf of Aden rift is also exceptional in that its stratigraphy spans all stages from pre-rift environments, syn-rift continental to marine environments through the rift to drift transition to post-rift sea-floor spreading.
www.textkit.com /0_0412734907.html   (307 words)

  
 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Gulf of Aden
The country on the Gulf of Aden is bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
CTF 150 is on the seas in the Gulf of Aden, he said, working to stem the flow of smuggling.
Somaliland is on the Horn of Africa, surrounded by Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and the Gulf of Aden.
geography.surfwax.com /files/Gulf_of_Aden.html   (4611 words)

  
 Noonsite: Yacht Saltaire Robbed in Gulf Of Aden March 2004
Following is the text of a letter I submitted to the Aden coast guard station in Yemen, following a pirate attack by Somalis that my 1966 Cal 30 "Saltaire" (San Pedro, Calif.) and I suffered six months ago.
This letter regards the pirate attack my 30-foot, 7-ton sailing vessel Saltaire endured in the Gulf of Aden on Friday, 5 March 2004.
At about 1800 hours I was motor-sailing at 4.5 knots at N 13 13', E 48 33, approximately 45 miles south of the Yemeni coast, when a wooden dhow, fl in color with a wide, yellow, horizontal stripe and an orange plastic sheet on the bow, began approaching my vessel.
www.noonsite.com /Members/doina/R2004-09-30-1   (554 words)

  
 Global Marine Oil Pollution Information Gateway • Regional • Red Sea & Gulf of Aden
The objective of the Convention is to ensure conservation of the environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden by the promotion, on a regional basis, of environmental protection and natural resources management in the marine and coastal areas of the region.
PERSGA: The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA), is the regional organization responsible for the development and implementation of regional programmes for the protection and conservation of the marine environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
The goal of the Strategic Action Programme for the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (SAP) is to provide a framework for the long-term conservation of the unique habitats of the Region and to promote the sustainable management of renewable marine resources.
oils.gpa.unep.org /framework/region-12-next.htm   (470 words)

  
 S.S. Hutton wrecked in the Gulf of Aden, 1882
S.S. Hutton wrecked in the Gulf of Aden, 1882
She passed off the coast from the Yemeni city Aden probably sometime during the day or early afternoon of 22 December.
During the evening Hutton ran aground on Perim Island, an island belonging to Yemen, on the western side of the Gulf of Aden, lying between Yemen and Djibouti at the narrowest point, marking the entrance to the Red Sea.
brew.clients.ch /sshutton.htm   (1036 words)

  
 Gulf of Aden: Drama on the High Seas, Part 2
Gulf of Aden: Drama on the High Seas, Part 2
It was right around dusk on April 30 when the Captain came on the PA system from the bridge to announce that he was going to slow the ship right down to about 1 knot because there was a tanker off to our port side that needed our assistance.
Because we were in the Gulf of Aden, just off the coast of Yemen, some passengers were convinced that this was all a terrorist plot to either lure us closer or to take our doctor hostage.
www.msalexander.com /bigtrip/C1021302239/E289011440/index.html   (464 words)

  
 The Saudi Arabian Information Resource - Protocol For Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Conservation Signed
The Protocol for the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) was signed here today at the headquarters of the Secretariat-General of the Regional Organization for Conservation of the Environment of Red Sea and Gulf of Aden in Jeddah.
The Regional Organization for Conservation of the Environment of Red Sea and Gulf of Aden is a regional governmental organization founded under the umbrella of the Arab League.
The members of the organization are the Arab countries overlooking the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
www.saudinf.com /main/y8694.htm   (126 words)

  
 Sewage: Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
Until June 1987, untreated sewage was discharged directly into the Gulf in the vicinity of the port of Aqaba.
Considerable amounts of sewage are, however, being discharged into the Gulf from tour boats, ferries and private yachts.
Pollution due to sewage discharge from tourist facilities, and the consequent damage to marine life, is evident in Taba, Nuweiba and Sharm el Sheikh on the Egyptian Gulf of Aqaba coast, and at several localities on the Egyptian Red Sea coasts.
www.oceansatlas.com /unatlas/uses/uneptextsph/wastesph/temp.html   (601 words)

  
 A survey of Mesopelagic fish resources in the Gulf of Oman and the Gulf of Aden January - February 1981
A survey of Mesopelagic fish resources in the Gulf of Oman and the Gulf of Aden January - February 1981
R/V “Dr. Fridtjof Nansen” worked in the Gulf of Oman from 24 January to 13 February, and in the Gulf of Aden from 17 February to 26 February.
When used in the upper 70 m a echo transducer could be mounte on the camera casing and the camera could be operated from th surface when fish was observed on the echosounder.
www.fao.org /WAIRDOCS/FNS/X6852E/X6852E01.htm   (412 words)

  
 Scoop: Deaths rise in Gulf of Aden, urgent action needed
The escalating death toll and harrowing survivors’ tales in the Gulf of Aden have prompted the head of the United Nations refugee agency to call today for international action to stem the flow of desperate people crossing from Somalia to Yemen in rickety boats run by ruthless smugglers.
At least 150 people have died crossing the Gulf of Aden in the last three weeks, UNHCR reports.
Every year, thousands of people cross the Gulf of Aden in unsafe vessels run by smuggling rings between the months of September and March, when the weather is generally calm in the area.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/WO0509/S00174.htm   (884 words)

  
 A survey of Mesopelagic fish resources in the Gulf of Oman and the Gulf of Aden January - February 1981   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
During the surveys of the pelagic fish resources of the North-western Arabian Sea carried out with R/V “Dr. Fridtjof Nansen” during 1975–1976, it was observed that mesopelagic fishes were abundant.
Usually the densest consentrations were found in the Gulf of Oman, in the Gulf of Aden and off Pakistan, and some trawl stations in these areas gave very high catch rates (Gjøsæter 1978).
It was believed, however, that the lower biomass and catch rates observed could be the result of seasonal fluctuations and it was therefore decided to conduct a new survey during January-February 1981.
www.fao.org /WAIRDOCS/FNS/X6852E/X6852E00.HTM   (212 words)

  
 Gulf of Aden
Western arm of the Arabian Sea, meeting the Red Sea at the strait Babu l-Mandeb.
The gulf runs in a west-east direction, between Yemen and Somalia, meeting Djibouti at the western end.
The Gulf of Aden has important commercial shipping.
i-cias.com /e.o/aden_glf.htm   (77 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Red Sea and Gulf of Aden region includes the coastal and marine waters of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Djibouti, and Somalia.
This region is considered as arid, with low rainfall in the form of showers of short duration, often associated with thunderstorms and occasionally with dust storms.
The problems of physical alteration and destruction of habitats are a result of dredging and filling operations associated with urban expansion, tourism, and industrial development.
www.gpa.unep.org /seas/workshop/redsea.htm   (564 words)

  
 Regional Convention for the Conservation of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Environment
"Conservation" of the marine environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden: Rational use by man of living and non-living marine and coastal resources in a manner ensuring optimum benefit for the present generation while maintaining the potential of that environment to satisfy the needs and aspirations of future generations.
A Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Environment, the permanent headquarters of which shall be located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is hereby established.
The Contracting Parties shall endeavour to maintain and promote, either individually or through bilateral or multilateral co- operation, their contingency plans and means for combating pollution in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden by oil and other harmful substances.
www.intfish.plus.com /treaties/redsea.htm   (5515 words)

  
 Noonsite: Yacht Narena Attacked by Pirates in Gulf of Aden
Noonsite: Yacht Narena Attacked by Pirates in Gulf of Aden
Yacht Narena Attacked by Pirates in Gulf of Aden
We were attacked by pirates while sailing through the Gulf of Aden.
www.noonsite.com /Members/doina/R2003-11-28-2   (1341 words)

  
 World Bank Group | Coastal and Marine Management | Strategic Action Programme for the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
The Strategic Action Programme for the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden is a collaborative regional programme between the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA), and the nations of Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.
Funding for the preparation of the SAP is being provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with the implementation support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank, and execution by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).
The purpose of the Strategic Action Programme for the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (or SAP) is to develop a regional framework for the protection of the environment and the sustainable development of coastal and marine resources.
lnweb18.worldbank.org /ESSD/envext.nsf/42ByDocName/RegionalInitiativesStrategicActionProgrammefortheRedSeaandGulfofAden   (305 words)

  
 Virtually There Weather Marine Forecast
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Meteorology and Environmental Protection Administration-MEPA marine weather bulletin for the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden date: 26-Oct-2002 part one=warnings: nil part two=synopsis at 260000 utc: trough of low pressure along Red Sea,ridge of high pressure over Gulf of Aden.
Red Sea north of 20n: wind: southwesterly to westerly 17-24kts, seas 3-7ft.
Gulf of aqaba wind: northerly 14-18kt, seas 1-3ft.
www.wunderground.com /auto/virtuallythere_jan3/MAR/HS/020.html   (118 words)

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