ASCLME Report on Coastal oceans in South-Eastern of Africa
The coastal ocean off south-eastern Africa is characterised by at least one common, coherent aspect: it forms part of what may be considered to be the greater Agulhas Current circulation and all its components are largely dominated by this current system. In other respects it is very diverse (Schumann, 1998). It extends from the tropics to a region adjacent to the Subantarctic. The shelf regions are very narrow in some distinct parts and quite wide in others (Fig. 20-001). Certain parts of the shelf regions have been studied fairly intensively, while for other regions there is no data or information to speak of. The current extent of knowledge on this coastal ocean region is therefore, relying on the existing data base, very inhomogeneous.
01 Apr 2010