“Take only photographs and leave only footprints”?: An experimental study of the impacts of underwater photographers on coral reef dive sites

@inproceedings{Rouphael2001TakeOP,
  title={“Take only photographs and leave only footprints”?: An experimental study of the impacts of underwater photographers on coral reef dive sites},
  author={Anthony B. Rouphael and Graeme J. Inglis},
  year={2001}
}
Abstract Impacts caused by recreational scuba diving on coral reefs vary widely among different dive locations and individual divers. Linear modelling was used to explore a range of individual and situational risk factors associated with divers who damaged corals in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Recreational divers were followed for 10–15 min, and all contacts with, and damage to corals were recorded. Information on the dive site, diving experience, gender, and use of an underwater camera… CONTINUE READING

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