Russian Journal of Marine Biology, Vol. 29, No. 6, 2003, pp. 407–408. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by Biologiya Morya, Latypov. INFORMATION The NaGISA International Project: An Initiative Aimed at Studying Inshore Biodiversity around the World Yu. Ya. Latypov PROJECT SUMMARY ments for biodiversity determination, although scien- tists are welcome to incorporate additional sampling The Natural Geography In Shore Areas (NaGISA) parameters at local sites. The standardized protocol project is one of six initial ﬁeld projects of the Census includes the following: (1) passive sampling, photogra- of Marine Life (CoML). It is a collaborative effort phy, and observational techniques, estimates of the per- aimed at providing an inventory and a way of monitor- centage of cover by colonial invertebrates and rhizoidal ing the biodiversity in the narrow inshore zone of the macroalgae and counts of algal stripes and solitary world’s oceans at depths of less than 20 m; the area peo- fauna within 1 · 1-m quadrant. (2) Active sampling, ple know best and impact most. This is reﬂected in the core samples of sea grass beds, and careful removal of Japanese word “nagisa,” which refers to the narrow organisms from small quadrants within macroalgal coastal zone where
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