Marine conservation in Honduras

Marine conservation in Honduras

I would like to travel to Honduras and be a research assistant for 6 weeks, helping to research and actively conserve these coral reefs.


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In the Caribbean there are a number of core issues that have been affecting the biodiversity of the reefs - including the mass mortality of keystone sea urchins that have allowed algal colonisation of reef areas, an invasive species origanally from the Indo-Pacific (lionfish) that acts as a predator on reef fish which has been spreading across the Caribbean, and overfishing of reef fish by local communities.

I will be at two sites, one is on the island of Utila and the second on the costal barrier reef of Tela. When there I will be collecting annual monitoring data to assess temporal patterns of ecosystem change, alongside novel research to address key management priorities and gaps in our current understanding of marine coastal ecosystem function.