An assessment of the coral and fish communities at Baixo São João, Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve




Baixo São João is a rocky massif in the northern section of the Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve, southern Mozambique. A benthic and fish survey was conducted on the reef in July 2015 to investigate the merits of protecting it within a sanctuary. This involved point intercept analysis of photo-quadrat transects recorded in the northern, central and southern parts of the reef on the reef top and its inshore and offshore slopes. Semi-quantitative, visual tecniques were used to superficially describe the fish community. The coral community on the reef proved to be relatively rich and uniform within all reef zones, but with no unique or over-vulnerable species.


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- Maputo


- Português


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Reserva Marinha Parcial da Ponta do Ouro



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