Reef Biodiversity in the Campeche Bank

Biodiversity study of “Bajos del Norte” and “Alacranes reef” in the Campeche Bank

Date

2021

Financing

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Location

Gulf of Mexico; Reefs: “Bajos del norte” & “Alacranes”

Investigate the richness, diversity, coverage, and abundance of the benthic macrofauna in the coral reefs grouped under the name of “Bajos del Norte” and update the list of species of the “Parque Nacional Arrecife Alacranes”, located north of Puerto Progreso in the Banco de Campeche, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico.

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Service

• Marine & Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment

Products

Characterize the distribution and condition of scleractinian corals, diversity, and coverage of benthic communities (AGRRA methodology).
• Installation of Autonomous Reef Monitoring System (ARMS).
• Taxonomic inventory of the taxonomic groups Mollusca, Crustacea, Echinodermata, and corals of the Order Scleractinia.
• Biodiversity database according to the “Darwin Core Archive” biodiversity computer data standard, from the Mollusca, Crustacea, Echinodermata, and corals of the Order Scleractinia taxonomic groups.
• Database of ecological interactions recorded during the OCEANA expedition in the 2021 added in Zenodo with link to GLOBI, associated with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
• Database of biological biodiversity from the OCEANA 2021 expedition added to OBIS (URL).
• Database of information obtained with AGRRA methodology from the
• OCEANA 2021 expedition sent to the international database AGRRA.