Diadema Translocation Project

Longspined Sea Urchins Anguilla

Project Info

  • Date June, 2009
  • Location Anguilla Eastern Caribbean
  • CLIENT Government of Anguilla
  • Category Coastal Resource Management, Habitat Restoration, Marine Park Management

Diadema Translocation Project

Following the mass mortality event that happened throughout the Caribbean in the early 1980s, Diadema populations eventually seemed to be recovering, albeit in a somewhat patchy fashion. Being keystone species in terms of grazing, this species is deemed highly valuable in terms of coral reef ecology. When a population became potentially threatened by a coastal development project in 2008, this project set out to remove them and translocate them to an area in Shoal Bay Marine Park that had only seen limited recovery of the species.

Project report >  Diadema Translocation Study (234 downloads)