Chapter 9: Methodologies for defining habitats

Chapter 11: Mapping coral reefs and macroalgae

Plate 8 CORAL AND MACROALGAL HABITATS OF THE CAICOS BANK

1. Elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, habitat in high energy shallow water 
on exposed coasts. [Photograph: J. Ridley, Coral Cay Conservation]
2. Gorgonian plain habitat dominated by soft corals. 
[Photograph: A. Edwards]
3. An unusual shallow water macroalgal habitat of the central Caicos Bank 
dominated by the green alga Acetabularia. [Photograph: A. Edwards]
4. Montastraea coral dominated habitat. [Photograph: A. Edwards]
5. Soft bottom community dominated by the green calcareous alga 
Halimeda
. [Photograph: A. Edwards]
6. An unusual habitat dominated by the coralline red alga Amphiroa  
and a brown sponge. [Photograph: E. Green]
7. Macroalgal habitat dominated by the brown alga Lobophora and 
red alga Laurencia. [Photograph: E. Green]
8. Macroalgal habitat dominated by the green alga Microdictyon
[Photograph: M. Weedon]

Chapter 9: Methodologies for defining habitats

Chapter 11: Mapping coral reefs and macroalgae