The Persian Gulf
Iran borders the waters of the Persian Gulf and the sea of Oman –connected through the Strait of Hurmuz, in the south. Mangrove forests on the southern coast of Iran, commonly called Hara forests are unique features of Iran’s natural environment. The forests, found mainly near the island of Qeshm, make a major habitat for revulsive birds in the cold season, and for crawling fish, and varieties of arthropods and bivalves. Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf such as Kish, Khark, the greater and the lesser Tunbs, Abu Musa are major recreational and economic centers of country.