[Coral-List] Bay Islands, Honduras

James Rolfe Guest scip9051 at nus.edu.sg
Thu Jul 10 00:36:19 EDT 2003

Dear Melanie and list,

I don't know of any work that has been done on Guanaja, but I was involved with a series of expeditions to the island of Utila that was run by undergraduate students from the UK and the National University in Honduras during the summers of 1995 to 1998 (just prior to Hurricane Mitch) called Project Utila. The aim of the expeditions were to do reef surveys, training in underwater survey methods and community work such as ecology lessons in the local schools. We carried out LIT and LPT surveys of hard coral on four reefs around the island at a range of depths. We also did surveys of fish and gorgonian abundance and diversity and in 1997 we did reefcheck surveys. In 1997 we produced underwater habitat maps of Turtle Harbour and Raggedy Cay (the two marine reserves). I have all of the data from the four expeditions as well as a report written up after the 1996 expedition. 

I am currently in Singapore finishing off my PhD, but please drop me a line directly (scip9051 at nus.edu.sg) if you would like to know more about the expeditions and specifics about the data we collected.

Best wishes,

James Guest

PhD Student
Marine Biology Laboratory
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore
Blk S2, 14 Science Drive 4
e-mail: scip9051 at nus.edu.sg
tel: + 65 68746867

-----Original Message-----
From: Melli Kolb [mailto:melilit at gmx.net] 
Sent: 08 July 2003 18:22
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Subject: [Coral-List] Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras

Hi Coral-Listers

Does anybody have an idea if there were was some kind of reef monitoring or
mapping done on Guanja, Bay Islands, Honduras (or on any other of the Bay
Islands) prior to Hurricane Mitch? 
If yes, maybe who to contact to get access to this data?
Until now it was impossible for me to get data of that kind. I only read
about some studies done by several US Universities but nobody of their staff
knew anything about it...

Thank you for any clou.

Best regards


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