The Wider Caribbean and Atlantic

Clive Wilkinson cwilkins at
Tue Aug 20 01:41:04 EDT 2002

Fourth call to coral reef workers

Do you have any coral reef status or monitoring data and information for
reefs in:

The Caribbean - Atlantic Reef areas (from Brazil to Bermuda; Barbados to
Ecuador and Mexico).

The regional coordinators for the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network are
compiling the latest information on the status of their reefs for
publishing in Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2002 due for release in
November. There are often huge gaps in their information.

They would like to hear from you on where and when you visited their
regions and if possible get access to any data you have on the status of
the reefs and fish populations. We would particularly like to get
information on reefs before and after the massive 1998 bleaching event to
document the extent of losses and subsequent recovery.  Any data or
anecdotal accounts will be useful.

Also if you are launching major initiatives in any parts of this region,
maybe we can include a Box in the next report.

Please send these to the GCRMN Node Coordinators:

South American States - Costa Rica to Brazil - Jaime Garzon Ferreira
(jgarzon at and Alberto Rodriguez (betorod at;

Mesoamerican Barrier Reef countries of Central America - Mexico to
Nicaragua - Patricia Almada-Villela (palmadav at, Ernesto Arias
(earias at and Melanie McField" <mcfield at>

Northern Caribbean Islands Jamaica to Dominican Rep. to Bermuda -  Dulcie
Linton (dmlinton at and George Warner (gfwarner at

Eastern Caribbean States - the Antilles Chain from Trinidad to Anguilla -
Allan Smith  <ahsmith at>

Netherlands Antilles - send to Paul Hoetjes <milvomil at> and Allan
Smith  <ahsmith at>

British Overseas Territories - Trish Bailey <ecosail at> and
Dulcie Linton (dmlinton at

US Caribbean reefs - Donna Turgeon  (Donna.Turgeon at, and  Mark
Monaco mark.monaco at  from NOAA in Washington.

Thank you

Clive Wilkinson

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Clive Wilkinson, Coordinator
Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
c/o Australian Institute of Marine Science
Tel: +61 7 4729 8452 or 4772 4314; Fax: +61 7 4729 8499
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