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Investigating Reefs and Marine Wildlife in the Bahamas

Main Project Information
Presented By Earthwatch
Goal Help researchers investigate and protect coral reefs.
Task Survey fishy life in mangroves and patchy reefs of the Bahamas
Where Bahamas
Description

You’ll help biologists fill in knowledge gaps by surveying the mangroves and patch reefs of the Bahamas. They particularly want to know what increases the abundance of fish in these habitats. Abundant fishy life tells scientists that a coral reef is healthy: fish graze on algae that would otherwise stifle corals, so a strong fish population keeps algae in check, which helps coral reefs flourish.

How to Join

Contact Earthwatch to join this project, email info@earthwatch.org or call 1-800-776-0188.

Website http://earthwatch.org/expeditions/investigating-reefs-and-marine-wildlife-in-the-bahamas
Social Media
Expenses $2295
Required Gear

Volunteers will be snorkeling near coral reefs in the Bahamas.

Ideal Age Group Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes
Class Materials http://earthwatch.org/expeditions/investigating-reefs-and-marine-wildlife-in-the-bahamas
Tags bahamas, coral reefs, ocean
Project Updated 05/23/2018