Page 27

Fig. 3. An Acropora cervicornis thicket at PB-05, within the proposed fishery reserve (8-12 m).

Colonies of Montastraea annularis (complex) were found on most reefs along the edge of the bank at low abundances. Unusually high numbers of large colonies of M. annularis and/or M. faveolata were noted at sites PB-10, 15, 18, and 19 (Fig. 4). These colonies were mostly in good shape, except site PB-10 where a high prevalence of yellow band disease affected many of the corals. Fig. 4. PB-15 was dominated by unusually large colonies of Montastraea faveolata (left) and M. annularis.  

20 

Profile for Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

Global Reef Expedition Final Report: Jamaica  

In March of 2012, scientists on the Global Reef Expedition set out to assess the community structure, health, and resilience of corals and c...

Global Reef Expedition Final Report: Jamaica  

In March of 2012, scientists on the Global Reef Expedition set out to assess the community structure, health, and resilience of corals and c...

Advertisement