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|Title: ||The Aquatic Environment of Twin Cays, Belize|
|Authors: ||Ruetzler, Klaus|
Diaz, M. Cristina
Feller, Ilka C.
Macintyre, Ian G.
|Issue Date: ||2004|
|Publisher: ||Smithsonian Institution Press|
|Citation: ||Atoll Research Bulletin; no. 512|
|Series/Report no.: ||Atoll Research Bulletin; no. 512|
|Abstract: ||The rich fauna and flora of Twin Cays off southern Belize were explored and
compared with coral and turtle-grass habitats of the surrounding Belize lagoon and the
nearby barrier reef. Among the many subtidal habitats found in these cays, some 20
stations were routinely sampled to study the composition of plankton and benthos,
sediment and peat bottoms, and to investigate the parameters that determine distribution.
The work also focused on distribution patterns, animal behavior, and community
development over geological time scales. Each station is examined for its particular
properties, including topography, substratum types, environmental parameters, and
predominant organisms and communities, particularly the sessile benthos.|
|Appears in Collections:||Department of Invertebrate Zoology|
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