Reef Life Survey data (fish and mobile invertebrate counts) from Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, 2015-2019

Leah Harper, Jonathan Lefcheck, Ross Whippo, Scott Jones, Zachary Foltz & Emmett Duffy
Aim Conservation efforts have traditionally addressed the threat of biodiversity loss by prioritizing regions and habitats with high endemic species richness. However, species-poor habitats often harbor distinct, valuable, and/or functionally unique species that contribute to regional diversity. In the tropical marine realm, the “mangrove-seagrass-coral reef continuum” has dominated both the scientific literature and marine spatial planning. Bare sediment habitats are also part of this continuum and often comprise the majority of bottom area, as they...

Registration Year

  • 2022

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Smithsonian Marine Station
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center