2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria Effects on the Coast and Coral Reefs of Saba, Dutch Caribbean

Authors: Jennifer Rahn*, Samford University
Topics: Coastal and Marine, Geomorphology, Biogeography
Keywords: Coral nursery, Coral reef, Caribbean
Session Type: Illustrated Paper
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Napoleon Foyer/Common St. Corridor, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
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Two category five hurricanes significantly impacts the five square island of Saba in the Dutch Caribbean in September of 2017. Irma and Maria had a cumulative impact on the coast and coral reefs of the volcanic island. This paper discusses pre and post storm changes to the coral reefs, coral nursery, and subaerial and subaqueous beaches on Saba.

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