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Intra- and inter-annual variation in a seagrass meadow on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica: 2009-2015
Variación intra e inter anual en una pradera de pastos marinos en la costa caribeña de Costa Rica: 2009-2015
Seagrass beds are an important ecosystem on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. At Cahuita National Park (CNP) a seagrass bed at Perezoso has been monitored continually since 1999 within the CARICOMP program. Thalassia ...
Using eDNA to determine the source of organic carbon in seagrass meadows
Seagrasses sequester globally significant amounts of carbon (C), which is stored mainly in the sediment. BothC fixation by the seagrass (autochthonous) and the trapping of organic matter that is derived from outside ...
Indicator-based management recommendations for an artisanal bottom-longline fishery in Costa Rica, Central America
Recomendaciones de manejo basadas en indicadores para la pesca artesanal con líneas de fondo en Costa Rica, Centroamérica
There is a growing need to strengthen the small-scale fishing sector with emerging governance methods that improve fishers’ threatened livelihoods. Therefore, this study’s aim was to develop management ...
Importance of differentiating Orbicella reefs from gorgonian plains for ecological assessments of Caribbean reefs
Region-wide assessments of coral cover typically rely on meta-analyses of small-scale ecological studies which have combined different coral reef habitats. This is particularly problematic on forereefs where at least 2 ...
Reef flattening effects on total richness and species responses in the Caribbean
1. There has been ongoing flattening of Caribbean coral reefs with the loss of habitat having severe implications for these systems. Complexity and its structural components are important to fish species richness and ...
Molecular Assisted Identiﬁcation Reveals Hidden Red Algae Diversity from the Burica Peninsula, Paciﬁc Panama
The marine ﬂora of Panama harbors a rich diversity of green, red and brown algae,and despite chronic understudy, it is reported as the second most diverse marine ﬂora along thePaciﬁc Central American coast, with 174 ...
Echinoderm diversity of a tropical estuary in the largest river basin of the Costa Rican Pacific, Eastern Tropical Pacific
Echinoderms within the Eastern Tropical Pacific have mainly been studied in association with coral reefs. Investigations on echinoderms associated with soft-bottoms and estuaries are still scarce. The present study reports ...
Gastropods and bivalves taken as by-catch in the deep-water shrimp trawl-fishery along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Central America
Deep-water habitats are among the least studied but most vulnerable environments. By-catch data from deep-water fisheries in Latin America are limited, and detailed reports on associated molluscs are scarce. This study ...
Fixed-Nitrogen Loss Associated with Sinking Zooplankton Carcasses in a Coastal Oxygen Minimum Zone (Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica)
Oxygen minimum zones (OMZs) in the ocean are of key importance for pelagic fixed-nitrogen loss (N-loss) through microbial denitrification and anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox). Recent studies document that zooplankton ...
Ecological assessments of the coral reef communities in the Eastern Caribbean and the effects of herbivory in influencing coral juvenile density and algal cover
Caribbean reefs have been unevenly surveyed, with many areas lacking baseline data. In this study, the current status of Orbicella reefs, a structurally complex forereef habitat, was quantified in an understudied region, ...