Field Notebook 4: Photographs and Images

 

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Alternate Title

McRoy Miskito Bank - Map

Creation Date

5-1-1983

Description

Map showing the location of the Miskito Cays, Nicaragua and the seagrass transect stations (upper) along with a diagrammatic representation of the transects (lower). The Miskito Cays were the location of the research expedition of Dr. John C. Ogden and his colleagues to Miskito Bank, Nicaragua aboard the R/V [Research Vessel] Alpha Helix from October 13, 1977 to November 18, 1977 where their research included studies on seagrasses, fish, sea urchins, and the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). To study the seagrass around the Miskito Cays, researchers did multiple transects. A transect is a research method used in ecology where a researcher lays out a line of a certain distance across a habitat with regular intervals marked on the line. The researcher then observes and records the number of occurrences of the object of study (such as a particular species of seagrass) at each regular interval on the transect line. The top image shows a map of the seagrass transect locations (MT-1 through MT-5) while the bottom image shows a diagram of what depth each seagrass transect was at, with transects MT-1 and MT-2 being at the shallow lagoon while transect MT-3 through MT-5 were at the deeper continental shelf.

Keywords

Marine biology--Research, Miskito Coast (Nicaragua and Honduras), Maps, Ecological surveys, Seagrasses

Extent

2 x 2 inches plastic projector slide with 35mm color photographic film

Geographic Location

Cayos Miskitos (Nicaragua)

Box

Binder 4

Language

English

Digital Date

2023

Media Type

Color slides

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Physical Collection

Dr. John Ogden Caribbean and Coral Reef collection

Keywords

Marine biology--Research, Miskito Coast (Nicaragua and Honduras), Maps, Ecological surveys, Seagrasses

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