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IMA > Monitoring of the seagrass communities around Trinidad and Tobago

Monitoring of the seagrass communities around Trinidad and Tobago

Monitoring of the seagrass communities around Trinidad and Tobago

An inventory of the seagrass communities around Trinidad and Tobago was completed in 2001 and a monitoring programme was developed and implemented in 2002.  Seagrass growth and productivity are monitored at four sites along the northwest peninsula of Trinidad and five sites in southwest Tobago, four times per year.  In 2006, the monitoring programme was expanded to include water quality sampling. Water quality parameters including nitrates, nitrites, ammonia, phosphates, and chlorophyll a concentrations are collected twice per year at all nine seagrass sites.  In 2017, the faunal species that live on and within the seagrass bed was were surveyed in William’s Bay, Trinidad and compared with a baseline survey from 2008.

 

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Research

Biodiversity & Ecology

Organisation

IMA

Date

April 13, 2018