Quantitative habitat mapping and description form the basis for understanding the provisioning of ecosystem services and habitat connectivity, and hence provide an essential underpinning for marine spatial planning, management and conservation. Including patch reef habitats, total hard coral-scape habitat for the St. Eustatius Marine Park amounted to about 19% of the area surveyed and about 475 ha of habitat. Sargassum reef habitat typically occurred at the seaward edge of communities dominated by hard coral growth.
|Place of Publication||Den Helder|
|Number of pages||43|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||Report / IMARES Wageningen UR|
- marine areas
- sint eustatius