Coastal Marine Environments of the MR El Pelado, Santa Elena, Ecuador
Ambientes Marino-Costeros de la RM El Pelado, Santa Elena, Ecuador
This work is supported by SENESCYT through the project: "Characterization of the microbial and invertebrate biodiversity in the marine Marine Protect Area El Pelado including taxonomic, metabolomics and metagenomics scales, for use in human and animal health (PIC-14-CENAIM-001)" and the Prometheus Program
This site is based on a concept developed by S. Steiner in 2007 for compiling the "gist" on the distribution and condition or marine habitats in the Caribbean Island of Dominica, see www.itme.org/mhdm. A similar, albeit smaller, initiative was carried out in Nicaragua (www.itme.org/nicaragua) and named SIPIAM. Additional information on the concept are summarized in a report by Steiner and Molina 2012, that was presented at the I Congreso Iberoamericano de Gestión Integrada del Litoral GIAL) in Cádiz, Spain.
Contributors / Contribuyentes
The persons who have contributed to the development of this site are: Lavorato A., Sonnenholzner J., Jenny Rodríguez and Steiner S. They have also contributed: Barrionuevo O., Idrovo F.
How to use this site / Como usar el sitio
The visitor can access a synthesis of our current understanding of the underwater seascape surrounding the Islote(Islet) El Pelado, by selecting one of three categories (above) on the current page. The categories are: (1) Areas, (2) Substrate-Habitat Types, or (3) Organisms. Each of the categories leads to additional subcategories, such as specific study areas and sites, different bilogical zones, and taxonomic groups respectively.
REFERENCING: If you wish to use or quote any information provided within this web site, you are asked to provide a proper reference and link as follows: "Steiner, SCC (2016) Coastal Marine Environments of the MR El Pelado, Santa Elena, Ecuador (http:www.itme.org/mhec), viewed dd-mm-yyyy."