Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment AGRRA Training slide shows for Corals, Fish and procedure. http://www.agrra.org/method/trainingid.html
The 2012 Annual Report for the CCRE Program is now online and ready for viewing here:
www.ccre.si.edu<http://www.ccre.si.edu> (the report is embedded on the front page)
You can read over 2 dozen articles detailing the past year’s research activities from the Carrie Bow Cay lab in Belize. Additionally, the report is loaded
with beautiful images from the field. Check it out!
Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems
Smithsonian Marine Station/ Carrie Bow Cay
Ecology of Caribbean Sponges #113
www.projectwet.org WATER EDUCATION FOR TEACHERS
PHOTOS 2011 Camelia Maier
Temple University – TREC web site link
Linnean Society of London www.linnean.org
My colleagues and I have just published a review that addresses a confluence of recent and interesting controversies about sponge nutrition (YES, sponges can be both interesting and controversial! Who would have thought it!!). These issues include bottom-up control of Caribbean sponge communities, the “sponge-loop,” and the importance of dissolved organic material in sponge nutrition.
Pawlik, J.R., McMurray, S.E., Erwin, P. and Zea, S. 2014.<http://www.int-res.com/articles/meps_oa/m519p265.pdf> A review of evidence for food-limitation of sponges on Caribbean reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 519: 265-283.
The paper is open-access – click on the web link above, or use this link:
Hofstra 2015 blog http://hofstrabelize.tumblr.com/