Tropical Fish Movement around Buck Island National Monument

With Drs. Andy Danylchuk (UMass), Bryan M. DeAngelis (The Nature Conservancy),Gregory Skomal (MA DMF) and Richard Nemeth (University of the Virgin Islands), Jordaan has collaborated on “Building a multi-institutional effort to understand regional connectivity: linking fish, essential habitats and ecosystems for effective marine resource management”. With National Park Service and Puerto Rico Sea Grant support, we are monitoring the movement of a tropical fish species around Buck Island National Monument in order to develop effective management recommendations. Thus far, we have concentrated on relating barracuda movements to population density.