Atoll Ecosystem Conservation Project / UNDP (2008)
Rapid Marine Ecological Baseline Assessment of islands of Baa Atoll
A report was prepared on the ecological indicators for conservation in Baa Atoll.
GIS maps were produced showing the distribution of these indicators in the atoll.
The manta tow technique was used to assess the abundance of the proposed biological indicators underwater, get a visual assessment of the various types of habitats and substrate cover, as well as larger benthic organisms over large areas.
Photo transects were used to obtain quantitative substrate cover data at a given point.
Boat observations were also carried out to record any marine mammals, seabirds or other large individuals observed.