Baseline surveys of Lac Bay benthic and fish communities, Bonaire

A.O. Debrot, A. Hylkema, W. Vogelaar, H.W.G. Meesters, M.S. Engel, R. Leon, W.F. Prud'homme van Reine, I. Nagelkerken

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Abstract

Lac Bay is a clear-water, 5 m deep shallow tropical lagoon of 7 km2 opening onto the wave and wind exposed east coast of the island of Bonaire, southern Caribbean. Over the last decades land reclamation by mangroves in Lac has been expanding the surface of turbid, saline backwaters into the bay at an average rate of 2.34 ha per year. This process threatens the future habitat quality and critical ecological function the bay fulfills as the most important fish nursery habitat for Bomaire
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Helder
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages52
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameRapport / IMARES Wageningen UR
PublisherIMARES
No.C129/12

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baseline survey
fish
backwater
land reclamation
habitat quality
mangrove
lagoon
coast
habitat
water

Keywords

  • marine areas
  • bays
  • caribbean
  • bonaire
  • aquatic ecology
  • nature reserves

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Debrot, A. O., Hylkema, A., Vogelaar, W., Meesters, H. W. G., Engel, M. S., Leon, R., ... Nagelkerken, I. (2012). Baseline surveys of Lac Bay benthic and fish communities, Bonaire. (Rapport / IMARES Wageningen UR; No. C129/12). Den Helder: IMARES.
Debrot, A.O. ; Hylkema, A. ; Vogelaar, W. ; Meesters, H.W.G. ; Engel, M.S. ; Leon, R. ; Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. ; Nagelkerken, I. / Baseline surveys of Lac Bay benthic and fish communities, Bonaire. Den Helder : IMARES, 2012. 52 p. (Rapport / IMARES Wageningen UR; C129/12).
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Baseline surveys of Lac Bay benthic and fish communities, Bonaire. / Debrot, A.O.; Hylkema, A.; Vogelaar, W.; Meesters, H.W.G.; Engel, M.S.; Leon, R.; Prud'homme van Reine, W.F.; Nagelkerken, I.

Den Helder : IMARES, 2012. 52 p. (Rapport / IMARES Wageningen UR; No. C129/12).

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Debrot AO, Hylkema A, Vogelaar W, Meesters HWG, Engel MS, Leon R et al. Baseline surveys of Lac Bay benthic and fish communities, Bonaire. Den Helder: IMARES, 2012. 52 p. (Rapport / IMARES Wageningen UR; C129/12).