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Monitoreo del arrecife coralino Meager Shoal, Parque Nacional Cahuita, Costa Rica (sitio CARICOMP)

dc.creatorFonseca Escalante, Ana Cecilia
dc.creatorSalas, Eva
dc.creatorCortés Núñez, Jorge
dc.date2013-12-11
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-03T15:32:04Z
dc.date.available2016-05-03T15:32:04Z
dc.identifierhttp://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rbt/article/view/12774
dc.identifier10.15517/rbt.v54i3.12774
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/27192
dc.descriptionThe coral reefs at Cahuita National Park, Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, specifically at the CARICOMP site Meager Shoal, have been monitored since 1999. Complete data sets from 2000 and 2004 have shown that live coral cover has increased less than 3 % (from 15 to 17 %), but non-coralline algae cover has increased much (63 to 74 %) and coralline algae cover has decreased (17 to 5 %) significantly. The proportion of affected colonies by diseases, injuries and bleaching decreased from 24 % in 2000 to 10 % in 2004, but the difference was not statistically significant. Densities of the urchin Diadema antillarum increased, and are probably help to maintain the macroalgae biomass low, while those of chinometra viridis decreased significantly. The coral reef at Cahuita National Park continues to be impacted by chronic terrigenous sediments and does not show a significant recovery since the late 1970’s.en-US
dc.descriptionLos arrecifes coralinos del Parque Nacional Cahuita, en la costa Caribe de Costa Rica, específicamente en el sitio CARICOMP llamado Meager Shoal, han sido monitoreados desde 1999. Bases de datos completas de los años 2000 y 2004, muestran que la cobertura de coral viva se mantuvo baja con un aumento menor al 3% (15-17 %), pero la cobertura de algas no coralinas aumentó mucho (63-74%) y la cobertura de algas coralinas disminuyó significativamente (17-5 %) (p<.05). La proporción de colonias coralinas afectadas por enfermedades, blanqueamiento y otros daños disminuyó de 24 % en el 2000 a 10 % en el 2004, pero la diferencia no resultó significativa. Las densidades de Diadema antillarum aumentaron mientras que las de Echinometra viridis disminuyeron significativamente. El arrecife coralino del Parque Nacional Cahuita continúa siendo afectado por sedimentos terrígenos y nopresenta una recuperación significativa desde finales de los años 70.es-ES
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherUniversidad de Costa Ricaen-US
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 2014 International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservationen-US
dc.sourceRevista de Biología Tropical/International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation; Vol. 54 (3) September 2006; 755-763en-US
dc.sourceRevista de Biología Tropical/International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation; Vol. 54 (3) September 2006; 755-763es-ES
dc.sourceRevista Biología Tropical; Vol. 54 (3) September 2006; 755-763pt-PT
dc.source2215-2075
dc.source0034-7744
dc.source10.15517/rbt.v54i3
dc.titleMonitoring of the Meager Shoal coral reef, Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica (CARICOMP site)en-US
dc.titleMonitoreo del arrecife coralino Meager Shoal, Parque Nacional Cahuita, Costa Rica (sitio CARICOMP)es-ES
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