Marine Biodiversity in the Caribbean: Regional Estimates and Distribution Patterns

@article{Miloslavich2010MarineBI,
  title={Marine Biodiversity in the Caribbean: Regional Estimates and Distribution Patterns},
  author={Patricia Miloslavich and Juan Manuel D{\'i}az and Eduardo Klein and Juan Jos{\'e} Alvarado and Cristina D{\'i}az and Judith Gobin and Elva Escobar-Briones and Juan J. Cruz‐Motta and Ernesto Weil and Jorge Cort{\'e}s and Ana Carolina Bastidas and Ross Robertson and Fernando A. Zapata and Alberto Mart{\'i}n and Julio Castillo and Aniuska Kazandjian and Manuel Ort{\'i}z},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2010},
  volume={5}
}
This paper provides an analysis of the distribution patterns of marine biodiversity and summarizes the major activities of the Census of Marine Life program in the Caribbean region. The coastal Caribbean region is a large marine ecosystem (LME) characterized by coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrasses, but including other environments, such as sandy beaches and rocky shores. These tropical ecosystems incorporate a high diversity of associated flora and fauna, and the nations that border the… 

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