Jamaica – 2016


Dates: October 31 – November 13, 2016

Divers: Dr. Stuart Sandin, Dr. Jennifer Smith, Clint Edwards, Dr. Yoan Eynaud

Lead Organization: Alligator Head Foundation and Discovery Bay Marine Lab

Partners: Oracabessa Marine Sanctuary, Boscobel Marine Sanctuary, Ocho Rios Marine Sanctuary, University of Georgia, Scripps Institution of Oceanography


In November 2016, a team of researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) led by Dr. Stuart Sandin visited the north coast of Jamaica to work with teams from the Alligator Head (AHML) and Discovery Bay (DBML) Marine Laboratories, the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI Mona) and the University of Georgia. Working with these partners, the SIO team conducted baseline and repeat assessments of recently established and historical monitoring sites, and coral restoration sites using photomosaic techniques.