The Reef Corridor of the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico
Received Date: December 16, 2018; Published Date: December 19, 2018
The reef corridor of the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, is a coastal area of the state of Veracruz structured by reef ecosystems, are about of 60 known emergent, submerged and marginal reefs from a biological corridor more than 450 km long, that extend along of that western boundary. The most important reef systems are: The Lobos-Tuxpan Reef System (TLRS) in the northern coastal area, the National Park Veracruz Reef System (NPVRS) in the central coastal area and the Los Turtles Reef System (TRS) in the southern coastal area. These reefs are important due to several oceanographic processes occurred in a broad spectrum of spatial and temporal scales, which arrange from meters to several hundred kilometers and from periods of seconds to years.