[Coral-List] Swan Islands, Honduras

Szmant, Alina szmanta at uncw.edu
Thu Mar 25 00:03:50 EDT 2010

I was there in April 1977.  Amazing large Montastraea and EXTENSIVE, IMPRESSIVE beds of A cervicornis (I have photos to show it). There were nesting brown footed boobies and frigate birds. The only human presence there at the time was the US hurricane tracking station (2 US guys) and one Honduran military family, and a hill side of dumped trash.  I cannot imagine the reason for developing such a remote place and possibly semi-pristine place.  Have the coral communities been studied any time recently?

Dr. Alina M. Szmant
Professor of Marine Biology
Coral Reef Research Program,
Center for Marine Science,
University of North Carolina Wilmington
5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane
Wilmington NC 28409
Tel:  (910)962-2362; fax: (910)962-2410;  cell:  (910)200-3913

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Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Swan Islands, Honduras

Mr. Bryce,

In 2007, the Honduran government published an analysis on the development
potential of Swan Islands. The document includes an overview on botanic,
zoology and marine characteristics.

It is in spanish. You may download the document "Análisis del Potencial de
Desarrollo en las Islas del Cisne" from this link:


Andrés Alegría
Investigación y Monitoreo Biológico
Departamento de Áreas Protegidas / ICF
tel.:  +(504) 223-3248
skype: andres.alegria

> I'm looking for any information on the Swan Islands (Honduras) and/or
> anyone
> with interest in the Swan Islands.  Has anyone been there or know of any
> work that has been done there that someone could refer me to?
> Mahalos,
> Bryce
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