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Record number 454343
Title Bonaire Deep Reef Expedition I
Author(s) Becking, L.E.; Meesters, H.W.G.
Source Den Helder : IMARES (Report / IMARES Wageningen UR C006/14) - 50
Department(s) Maritiem
Ecosystemen
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) aquatische ecologie - fauna - mariene gebieden - bonaire - biodiversiteit - aquatic ecology - fauna - marine areas - bonaire - biodiversity
Categories Marine Ecology
Abstract From 30 May – 1 June 2013 the deep reef of Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands, was explored with the aid of the “Curasub” submarine of Substation Curaçao. The shallow reefs of the Caribbean are considered a biodiversity-hotspot, an area with exceptional diversity of plants, animals and ecosystems yet surprisingly little is known about the flora and fauna of the deeper reefs. Particularly the deep reefs of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba have hardly been explored. This represents a critical knowledge gap for developing future reef policies and management practices. In order to adequately protect the ecosystem and construct sustainable management plans it is essential to document the biodiversity and to gain an understanding of what processes keep it in place.
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