STATUS OF MARINE ECOSYSTEMS AT TURNEFFE ATOLL RESULTS OF 2010 MBRS SYNOPTIC MONITORING

UB-ERI, Et al (2011) STATUS OF MARINE ECOSYSTEMS AT TURNEFFE ATOLL RESULTS OF 2010 MBRS SYNOPTIC MONITORING. Technical Report.

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    Abstract

    Turneffe atoll is one of three atolls in Belize and the largest of four atolls in the western hemisphere. It is located between Belize’s main barrier reef and the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, about 50 km east of Belize City. Turneffe is characterized by its large and numerous mangrove cayes and lagoon areas. The atoll spans about 50 km in lengths and 16 km in width. Turneffe Atoll forms part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System which spans from northern Yucatan in Mexico, down to the Bay Islands of Honduras, stretching approximately 1,000 km in length (Figure 1). Turneffe Atoll functions as fishing grounds to the national conch, lobster and fin fish industry. The atoll also serves as a tourism destination for overnight tourists who look for diving, sport fishing activities and outdoor activities. Over the past decades the Atoll has also been utilized for scientific studies on the marine environment.

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Publisher: Environmental Research Institute
      Subjects: (C) Ecosystems > (CB) Marine > (CBA) Coral Reefs
      (C) Ecosystems > (CB) Marine > (CBE) Mangroves
      (C) Ecosystems > (CB) Marine > (CBF) Rocky Shores
      (C) Ecosystems > (CB) Marine > (CBH) Seagrasses
      (H) Protected Areas > (HD) Marine Reserve
      Publication Sources: (1) Environmental Research Institute
      Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 02:29
      Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 02:29
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1658

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