Ascidian communities in Southern Belize—a problem in diversity and conservation
Article first published online: 29 JUN 2006
Copyright © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Volume 5, Issue 4, pages 355–358, December 1995
How to Cite
Goodbody, I. (1995), Ascidian communities in Southern Belize—a problem in diversity and conservation. Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst., 5: 355–358. doi: 10.1002/aqc.3270050407
- Issue published online: 29 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 29 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 SEP 1995
- Manuscript Received: 27 JAN 1995
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- 1Ecotourism has begun to impact the coral barrier reef of Belize. Pelican Cays, near the southern end of the reef, is one of the least disturbed areas and is rich in ascidian species.
- 2Both the lack of stress and spatial competition probably contribute to the ability of normally cryptic species to live in exposed conditions. Activities associated with the growth in ecotourism are a potential threat to these unusual communities.
- 3It is recommended that a rationale for the protection and management of this environmentally important area be developed.