Seagrass and Fish in Los Petenes Biosphere Reserve, Campeche, Mexico: Spatial and Temporal Biomass Patterns

  title={Seagrass and Fish in Los Petenes Biosphere Reserve, Campeche, Mexico: Spatial and Temporal Biomass Patterns},
  author={A. M. Rosas-Valdez and Luis Amado Ayala-P{\'e}rez and Ma. Guadalupe Figueroa-Torres and I. E. Rold{\'a}n-Arag{\'o}n},
  journal={Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences},
  pages={577 - 586}
Los Petenes Biosphere Reserve (LPBR), in Campeche, Mexico, is a coastal strip that integrates a land portion -where petenes are distinguished as unique ecosystems-, and a marine portion that highlights the presence of mangroves and seagrasses as key ecosystems. In LPBR, seagrasses have been identified as the largest and best conserved ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a diverse biotic community associated with seagrasses, where fish are the most abundant macrofauna. The objective of… Expand
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