About 600 professionals from different fields of action participate in the monitoring of the aquatic biodiversity of estuarine, coastal and marine environments of the Doce River located in the Espirito Santo. The work integrates one of the fronts that focusses on the monitoring and studies related to the impacts of the Fundao dam collapse on biodiversity in Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo.
The research, conducted by the Doce River Sea Network and with the participation of the Pro-Tamar Foundation, provides for the collection of approximately 43,000 samples of water, sediment, algae, plankton, fish, corals, beach sand and invertebrates. Turtles, dolphins, whales and birds will also undergo analyses.
From the collected data, guidelines will be constructed for the preservation of ecosystems along the affected environments in the coastal and marine regions.