Volunteers will count endangered species in St. Eustatius (Anemoon)

The ANEMOON Foundation is a Dutch volunteer organization of citizen scientists who are interested in sea life. The Foundation has started a project to make an inventory of the underwater life of St. Eustatius, using citizen scientists as recorders. In 2015, an excellent start was made by the St. Eustatius Marine Biodiversity Expedition 2015. During this expedition, the ANEMOON Foundation, together with Naturalis Biodiversity Center (of Leiden in the Netherlands), and some local partners on St. Eustatius, surveyed the underwater life of the Marine Park. In three weeks, over 1,150 different species of plants and animals were observed.

This news article was published in BioNews 2-2017.

BioNews is produced by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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