Pictures tell the story of an amazing field day. A tad different from the barge deployment of reefs on Abaco. Sorry the the video is sideways, but worth flipping your laptop around.
Here is video from our meeting today with local fishermen. They always
get so excited when we show footage from our reefs on Abaco – they can’t
believe how many fish are on them. Jake is doing an amazing job here,
but I wouldn’t go to him for Creole lessons just yet.
The blocks are not the same shape or size…
…our boat is a different color…
The Haitian government has just declared boundaries of the first marine
protected area in the country!! This stemmed from The Nature Conservancy’s
concerted efforts with many collaborating partners. Information from our
surveys (see here and here) fed into the site selection. Also exciting, we
have preliminary support from the Haitian government […]
The flux of sediments to reefs begins in the uplands
A recently published article in Nature Communications uses a land-use modeling exercise to address how future deforestation interacts with climate change to affect sedimentation rates on coastal reefs in Madagascar. In summary they find that while […]
Craig Layman and I just got back from Haiti where we were working with The Nature Conservancy, who in collaboration with a larger Caribbean wide consortium of countries and not-for-profit organizations is attempting to establish marine protected areas throughout the greater Caribbean. Our role was to explore as […]