Research Projects

Shallow water mollusk biodiversity: South Florida and Western Atlantic

logo The project is dedicated to recording the biodiversity of marine shallow-water mollusks off southern Florida and the western Atlantic.  Live marine mollusks recorded in their natural habitats by roving surveys.  Surveys had started in 2011 and continued within the coastal zone of South Florida and several other tropical localities in the western Atlantic.  The depth range is from 0 to 100 feet, accessible by SCUBA diving.  Live mollusks are being recorded and photographed to create an accurate habitat-based assessment of molluscan biodiversity, based primarily on the present/absent data, and establish a baseline for future biodiversity studies in the region.

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