Kathleen Jehoul (Paal, Belgium) will assist biologists Dr. Kathleen Sullivan Sealey (University of Miami and veteran leader of Caribbean Conch Fishery) and Lester Flowers (College of the Bahamas) in using satellite photos to correlate coastal characteristics with corresponding changes in the near-shore marine environment. If scientists can learn to predict how changes like pollution, overfishing, and introduced exotic species affect the growth and reproduction of coastal fish, they would have an effective tool for planning and monitoring mitigation efforts for coastline development. July 12-22

Kathleen Jehoul's Diary

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