Assessment and conservation of Cayman Islands’ deep-water reefs and fishes


Cayman Islands
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Ref: DPLUS140

Status: Current

Round:
9
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
BTW - Beneath the Waves, Cayman Islands’ Government Department of Environment
Start Date:
01-10-21
End Date:
30-09-23
Funding:
£207,681.00
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
Cayman Islands
Project Summary:
The Cayman Islands lie adjacent to deep ocean trenches, yet little is known of its marine life below 50m, or whether its deep reefs offer a refuge from climate change. The project will undertake surveys of Cayman seabed habitats down to 2000m and evaluate connectivity between shallow-water and deep-reef communities. The work will focus on threatened and commercial fish species, including sharks, and map the distribution of deep-water coral and other biotopes with a view to designating additional protected areas.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS140 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-06-21 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS140 HYR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-11-25 00:00:00