Boletín de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras - INVEMAR
versão impressa ISSN 0122-9761
RODRIGUEZ-RAMIREZ, Alberto e REYES-NIVIA, María Catalina. RAPID ASSESSMENT OF THE HURRICANE BETA EFFECTS ON ISLA PROVIDENCIA (COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN). bol. invemar [online]. 2008, vol.37, n.1, pp. 215-222. ISSN 0122-9761.
Hurricane Beta passed very close to Providencia and Santa Catalina islands in October 29, 2005 as a moderate category 1 hurricane. Fast surveys carried out fifteen days after the event at 20 sites located on coral reefs, seagrass beds, beaches, and mangroves indicated a low impact over these four ecosystems. In contrast, terrestrial vegetation and island’s infrastructure were severely damaged.
Palavras-chave : Hurricane Beta; Isla de Providencia; Colombian Caribbean.