|Coral reef around North Island|
|Coral reef monitoring|
|Seagrass surveys around Denis Island|
|Baited Remote Underwater Video Systems|
These marine surveys are ideally carried out at least twice a year to identify the presence and distribution of key species and monitor changes in these marine habitats, which are important for Seychelles. Gathering data for Denis and North Island's marine ecosystems will not only help to better understand fish and coral communities but also supports potential proclamation of marine protected areas around the islands. These surveys are therefore a continuation of the GEF-UNDP-GOS funded 'Protected Area' project which you have read about on this blog before.
|Marble Ray and Hawksbill turtle spotted around North Island|