If you protect the reef, it can continue to protect you.
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Arrecifes Pro Ciudad, Inc.

And the community conservation proposal.

Reef Check of Arrecife of Isla Verde

Monitoring reports Reef Check Program, Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico.

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Monitoring report of 2014

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Monitoring report of 2015

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Monitoring report of 2016

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Monitoring report of 2018

2014
Two 100-foot long transects were made. This is the first Reef Check analysis on Isla Verde and was produced by OPAS for the Blue Flag Program that borders the Marine Reserve.

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2015
This is the second Reef Check analysis on Isla Verde and was produced by OPAS for the Blue Flag Program that borders the Marine Reserve.

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Study on sea fans, "Scraping and extirpating: two strategies to induce recovery of diseased Gorgonia ventalina sea fans"

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Scraping and extirpating: two strategies to induce recovery of diseased Gorgonia ventalina sea fans Claudia Patricia Ruiz Diaz, Carlos Toledo Hernandez, Alex E. Mercado Molina and Alberto M. Sabat. Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Rıo Piedras, Puerto Rico Sociedad Ambiente Marino, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2016
In mid-July, organisms that looked like “fiber glass” arrived on our beach. It turned out that these are little snails in the shape of needles. In the photo on the right you can see a spiral tummy and likewise they moved, spinning in a spiral.

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These pteropods are rarely seen on the shore. We thank Dr. Edgardo Ortiz for the education with the identification of this organism. Also to Carlos Diez and Robert Matos, thank you very much.

2017 (Hurricane María)
Two 100 meter long transects were made. This is the fourth Reef Check analysis on Isla Verde and was produced by OPAS for the Blue Flag Program that borders the Marine Reserve.

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After September 20, 2017 so far we have only been able to enter the water only once. First it was because of the polluted waters and now because of the waves. We observed a lot of turbidity and macro algae everywhere. One of the Acropora palmata colonies survived without fragmenting, we did not have time to find the other colonies. We will be doing a Reef Check post María as soon as the sea allows us Acropora palmata survived without fragmenting, we did not have time to find the other colonies. We will be doing a Reef Check post María as soon as the sea allows us

2018
We already have 5 evaluations carried out to get an idea of how the reef is changing after 6 years of protection.

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2019
We carried out the sixth evaluation in the two transepts of 100 meters each. Thanks to OPAS for producing this important evaluation.

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Corals in Arrecife de la Isla Verde.

Impacted by a boat, we found these fragments in the summer of 2017. They were embedded in the crevices and glued, you can see the result.

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This year there was coral bleaching and on our last dive of the year on October 7 we took these photos. We have not returned due to the sea conditions but as soon as we can we will make an evaluation to see if they have recovered. The water temperature in October was 29.7 Celsius, and by January it gave us 26.5.

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