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Title: A scientific forum on the Gulf of Mexico: the islands in the stream concept.
Authors: Ritchie, Kimberly B.
Keller, Brian D.
Estevez, Ernest D.
Keywords: marine ecosystem
marine ecology
marine resources
marine habitats
marine policy
fisheries research
coral reefs
coastal ecology
ocean circulation
geological oceanography
Pulley Ridge (Florida)
Flower Garden Banks (Gulf of Mexico)
Gulf of Mexico
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL
Series/Report no.: Mote Technical Report;No. 1389
Abstract: This forum took place in January 2008 in Sarasota, Florida at the Keating Education Center at Mote Marine Laboratory. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together scientists and managers from around the Gulf of Mexico to discuss a range of topics on our knowledge of the Gulf of Mexico, from its geology to larger-scale connectivity to the Caribbean region, and their applications to the concept of a more integrated approach to area-based management. The forum included six panels of invited experts who spoke on the oceanographic and biological features in the Gulf of Mexico, including connections with Mexico, and the Mesoamerican barrier reef system, and the legal and regulatory structure currently taking place. The charge to the group was to share information, identify gaps in our knowledge, identify additional potential areas for protection, and discuss available science about connectivity and the potential value of establishing a marine protected area network in the Gulf of Mexico.
Description: 102 p. pdf. Includes table of contents, bibliographical references, appendices, maps, tables, charts and colored photographs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2075/3186
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