Mesopotamian Journal of Marine Science publishes full-length articles, short communications and reviews in English only. The journal publishes contributions from all of the disciplines of marine science including biology, chemistry, physics and geology. Applied science papers are especially welcomed. Manuscripts submitted are read critically by at least two peers selected by the editorial board and submissions must be original in that the information is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form.The journal is produced and published by the Marine Science Centre, University of Basrah, Iraq in collaboration with scientists from several countries. The journal is published two times a year. Acceptance of articles is the responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief in consultation with the Associate Editor and the members of the editorial and consulting boards.


The Editor-in-Chief,

Prof. Dr. Ali A.Z. Douabul

The Associate Editor,

Prof. Dr. Abbas A. Hantoush