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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

Fish Assemblages Observed During the Day and Night at Natural and Artificial Reefs

Fish communities on natural and artificial coral reefs at San Salvador, the Bahamas, were compared during the day and night. Fish diversity on the natural reef was higher than on the artificial reef, but the abundance of certain species (e.g., juvenile mahogany snapper) was higher on the artificial reef. The artificial reef was dominated by juvenile fishes whereas the natural reef had a mix of juveniles and adults. Although many of the same species were seen during the day and night, some species were seen during only one period or the other.

Presenters: Lisa Foster (Undergraduate Student)
James Haynes (Faculty)
Topic: Environmental Science
Location: 104 Edwards
Time: 9:45 am (Session I)