A group of researchers from the UPRM-DMS (Philip J Sanchez, Jaaziel...

A group of researchers from the UPRM-DMS (Philip J Sanchez, Jaaziel E Garcia- Hernandez, Dr. Nikolaos Schizas and Nicholas M Hammerman) conducted a series of benthic and fish surveys on mesophotic and shallow adjacent shelf edge habitat from Guánica, Puerto Rico. The aim of the study is to document sponge, coral and fish biodiversity from two depths (20m and 45m) and evaluate species presence, distribution and overlap. Currently the manuscript is being prepared for submission to a journal. Check out the video here:

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Image location/site
Image metadata
Image category tags
Contains species  Underwater photo 

Image depth
45 m

Image location
Puerto Rico

Image site
Guánica Bay

Organisations (tagged)
University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez

Researchers (tagged)
Hammerman, Nicholas
García-Hernández, Jaaziel
Schizas, Nikolaos

Date uploaded
March 22, 2018