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Cenote Fish Survey
Quintana Roo cave divers:
We are attempting to determine the frequency and effects of the cenote fish
Astyanax mexicanus (also known as the Mexican tetra; see photograph
below) following divers into caves and consuming rare cave adapted
crustaceans. Please fill out the following survey for each dive you do and
click the submit button to automatically e-mail us your information. We will
compile this data and post the results on the
CaveBiology.com website. Thank
you for participating. For more information on this fish, see:
Name of Cave System:
If lesser known cenote, list closest popular cenote or village:
Date of Dive:
Were Astyanax observed? Yes
no, click submit at bottom of this page.
If yes, abundance in open cenote: less than 10 10 to 100
greater than 100
Did fish follow you into the cave zone?
If yes, about how many?
Did you do anything to keep fish from following you?
If yes, what did you do?
Was this effective? Yes Somewhat
How many divers were in your dive team?
Was your dive into: the
spring/inland side of cenote
side of cenote
do not know
Did fish follow you through a halocline? Yes No No
Did you do a traverse between cenotes?
If yes, did fish follow you to the second cenote?