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Coastal Ecology of the Bahamas
Dr. Kathleen Sullivan Sealey, a marine biologist from the University of Miami, has been researching the effect that land usage has on the coastal environment in the Bahamas. This region of the world has a long history of natural resource exploitation and there is continual pressure to develop the remaining coastline with tourist accommodations. With the help of Earthwatch volunteers, she has been collecting data on water quality, key organisms, and land use along the shorelines. This data has allowed Dr. Sullivan Sealey to create restoration and management plans for many parts of the Bahamas. She has proposed national water quality standards and has involved the local community in the clean-up of Victoria Pond. Continued study in this region is critical for the conservation and preservation of biodiversity.
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