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Photos: Persian Gulf Marine Life

Photos by Ali-Asghar Besharati, Mehr News Agency

The natural environment of the Persian Gulf is very rich with good fishing grounds, extensive coral reefs, and abundant pearl oysters, but its ecology has become increasingly under pressure from the heavy industrialization and in particular the repeated major petroleum spillages associated with recent wars fought in the region.

Persian Gulf, in the Southwest Asian region, is an extension of the Indian Ocean located between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.


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