Guide to the Science of Marine Protected Areas in The Bahamas
Daniel R. Brumbaugh (ed)
This Guide to the Science of Marine Protected Areas in The Bahamas offers a synthesis of research findings on how marine protected areas (MPAs) can work to conserve the country’s shallow coral reef ecosystems, including associated seagrass meadows, mangroves, and other lagoon habitats. Featured topics span the nature of Bahamian shallow marine habitats and seascapes, the ecological communities that reside in them, how reefs and populations across islands are ecologically connected, factors that contribute to reef health and resilience, what scientists have learned from the example of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, and some of the social factors affecting MPAs in the country.
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