[Coral-List] newly found seagrass in the Caribbean : request for participation in compiling information
franck.gourdin.carspaw at guadeloupe-parcnational.fr
Fri Jan 21 13:44:11 EST 2011
> Dear all,
> For your information.
> Franck Gourdin
> SPAW-RAC UNEP
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> Dear all,
> some scientists have sighted an unusual seagrass in several islands especially in the Lesser Antilles. The species, identified as Halophila stipulacea, seems to be spreading quickly in some areas. In order to better understand its dynamics and to compile information on its current range, Dr Demian Willette (CT-PIRE Project, Old Dominion University), Dr. Fred Short (Univ of New Hampshire) and Dr. Sascha Steiner (ITME Dominica) have joined their efforts to create the two attached posters (one in spanish, one in english). The posters have two objectives : raise awareness, and ask for assistance to compile information by reporting sightings. These posters also request sighting information on the recently described citing of Halophila ovalis in the Caribbean
> Please contact me if you have any questions or comments, or sightings to report, and I'll report to Dr Willette.
> Best regards,
> Willette DA and RF Ambrose (2009) The distribution and expansion of the invasive seagrass Halophila stipulacea in Dominica, West Indies, with a preliminary report from St. Lucia. Aquatic Botany, 91: 137-142.
> Short FT, GE Moore, and KA Peyton (2010) Halophila ovalis in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean. Aquatic Botany 93: 141-146
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