The coral reefs of Bazaruto Island, Mozambique, with recommendations for their management
Coral collections and qualitative observations were made on the Bazaruto coral reefs in the Parque Nacional do Bazaruto. A checklist of species found on the reefs is presented with descriptions of their nature. Both the Alcyonacea and Scleractinia are well-represented on the reefs and their biodiversity is discussed in a regional context. The reefs constitute a valuable resource for ecotourism and recommendations are made for their sustainable use.
Keywords: Coral reefs, Alcyonacea Scleractinia, Mozambique
West Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science Vol. 4 (2) 2005: pp. 227-236
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