This study analyzes the CARICOMP seagrass monitoring data in Cahuita, Costa Rica, for the 2009-2015 time period in order to assess potential variations over time in the seagrass meadows at this location.
Methodology: The Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program methodology was used (CARICOMP, 2001).
methods manual, levels 1 and 2: manual of methods for mapping and monitoring of physical and biological parameters in the coastal zone of the Caribbean, CARICOMP
Data Management Center, University of West Indies, Jamaica, 2001.
. Caribbean Coral Reef, Seagrass and Mangrove Sites (pp.
Data for Caribbean Panama has not been published so far; since 1998, data on seagrass temporal variability and environmental variables have been collected at the CARICOMP
site located in Bocas del Toro, Panama.
(2006) y se consideran altas para la zona del Caribe al comparar con datos de CARICOMP
Palabras clave: manglar, Rhizophora mangle, monitoreo, CARICOMP
, Gandoca, Caribe, Costa Rica.
Palabras clave: pastos marinos, monitoreo, CARICOMP
, Thalassia testudinum, Parque Nacional Cahuita, Caribe, Costa Rica, biomasa, productividad, tasa de recambio.
Key words: coral reef, monitoring, CARICOMP
, Cahuita, Caribbean, Costa Rica.
: A Caribbean Network of Marine Laboratories, Parks, and Reserves for Coastal Monitoring and Scientific Collaboration, p.
Short-shoot number was recorded and plant material was separated into the fractions (CARICOMP
1994): green leaves (GL), sheaths (SH), short-shoots (SS), horizontal rhizomes (RH), roots (RO) and dead material (DM).
Coastal seawater temperatures in the northern QR varied from -24-30[degrees]C between 1994 and 2000 (CARICOMP