Coral Reefs Biodiversity

Biodiversity and conservation state of two offshore coral reefs in the South Caribbean of Colombia 2024-2025

The South Caribbean of Colombia has unknown and poorly assessed coral reef ecosystems, particularly in the departments of Sucre and Córdoba, which are exposed to the growing impact of coastal activities. This represents an opportunity to investigate the biodiversity and environmental condition of two offshore reef formations (Bushnell Shoal and the Roca de Morrosquillo). In these respects, the Foundation for the Promotion of Research and Technology and MoAm signed an agreement to develop this initiative.

The study includes the following activities:

  • Assessment of the ecological dynamic of the coral reefs communities
  • Quantification of biological variables and biodiversity indicators
  • Analysis of the conservation state of the coral reefs