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BREAM - FY2009 Research Summary

Chief Scientist: Thaddeus J. T. Murdoch, PhD
Laboratory Manager: Jessie Hallett, BSc
Dive Safety Officer: Robert Fisher, BFA, PADI dive instructor

Ian Murdoch; Judie Clee; Jamie Rosser; Peter Hopkin

Interns 2009:
ACP: Brittany Huntington (RSMAS); Anke Moesinger (DISL)
OTEP: Katherine Yates (York)
GSEP: Claire Grenfell

Visiting Scientists
Matt Ajemian, Dauphin Island Sea Lab (BZS: Clee fellowship)

Brief Summary
Headed by Bermudian Dr. Thaddeus Murdoch, the BREAM: (Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Assessment and Mapping) Programme exists to produce and support multidisciplinary studies of Bermuda’s marine environment and to promote its care. Key to these endeavors is the use of rigorous assessment methodologies, data management, statistical analysis, and habitat mapping using geographic information systems (GIS).

BREAM projects in 2009 to date include:
· OTEP-funded assessment of most Buoyed Dive Site MPAs
· Coral transplantation from wreck near Heritage Wharf, Dockyard
· Baseline surveys aroun…