Perceptions of coral in a coastal tourist town in Brazil

  title={Perceptions of coral in a coastal tourist town in Brazil},
  author={Simone Siag Oigman-Pszczol and Alexandre A. S. e Oliveira and J. Creed},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
Almost nothing is known about how non-scientists in coastal communities perceive corals. This study investigated public perception at a coastal town in Brazil. Individuals were asked to respond to specific questions concerning their knowledge, perception, and behaviour regarding corals. Although more interviewees believed they knew what the photograph of a gorgonian was, the stony coral pictures were identified correctly more frequently. Interviewees sometimes thought that the gorgonian was a… CONTINUE READING

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