Tsitsikamma National Park Marine Protected Area - South Africa

Basic Information
Site Name
Tsitsikamma National Park Marine Protected Area
Short name
TNP-MPA
Country
South Africa
Site Manager
Keywords
bathymetry
biodiversity
biomass
depth
fish assemblage
water temperature
wind direction
wind speed
Site Description
Tsitsikamma National Park (TNP) Marine Protected Area (MPA) was established in 1964 and is a 100% no-take area. The MPA covers an area of 360km2 and is managed and protected by SANParks. The TNP-MPA is the oldest and one of the largest MPAs in South Africa. The MPA consists of large expanses of reef varying from low to high profile and reaching depths of approximately 85m. Long term monitoring began in 2006 with angling studies and has now progressed to the use of baited underwater remote stereo-video systems (stereo-BRUVs). Monitoring continues once annually.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:02
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1964
Purpose
Assessment of ongoing protection of species and associated habitats, anthropogenic-free baseline for climate change impact determination.
History
Long term monitoring began in 2006 with angling studies and has now progressed to the use of baited underwater remote stereo-video systems (stereo-BRUVs). Monitoring continues once annually.
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Geographic
Size
36000.00ha
Elevation (average)
-37.50msl
Elevation (min)
-75.00msl
Elevation (max)
0.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
SAEON (LTER-SAF-ZA-3)The affiliation of this site with "SAEON" is not verified.
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