Coastal habitat mapping of two sites of the Colombian Pacific area as surrogate of fish larvae spatial patterns

The Colombian Pacific coast is a valuable ecosystem highly spatial heterogenic in coastal habitat types. Some northern areas are very isolate and therefore pristine but poorly studied. The aim was to undertake the mapping of two sites, within tight logistic and resource limitations. We focussed on map spatial distribution of intertidal and sub-tidal habitats as surrogate for fish larvae spatial paterns. Spatial distribution recognition and mapping of representative and distinctive areas can readily become the foundation for integrated marine planning, involving both protection and regulation of fisheries and coastal zone management.

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0731 - Marine spatial planning", "0521 - Ecology", "0511 - Biology