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List of 32 records

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1. Management Monitoring: Eastern Caribbean, Anguilla. ...
The Government is installing ‘Manta’ permanent boat moorings to reduce anchor damage....


2. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Monitoring and assessment of coral reefs has been conducted in one of three ways to date: one-time surveys, long-term monitoring, and fisheries monitoring. One-time surveys of corals and fishes have been conducted over the years using various methods...


3. Management Monitoring: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. ...
Probably the most extensive long-term coral reef monitoring in the world has been run by the Australian Institute of Marine Science’s Long-term Monitoring Program. It first started in the early 1980s with monitoring of the COTS on the GBR, and has co...


4. Management Monitoring: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. Overview...
Australia’s largest reef area, the Great Barrier Reef is the subject of several monitoring programmes, notably the AIMS Long-term Monitoring Program (crown-of-thorns starfish, benthic organisms and reef fishes) and the Long-term water quality monitor...


5. Management Monitoring: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. AIMS Long-term Monitoring Program...
As a federal government research institute adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is concerned with studying many aspects of coral reefs, but one specific task is the continued assessment of the health o...


6. Management Monitoring: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. ...
The scale and extent of the coral reefs in Australia dictates that, irrespective of the considerable amount of research and monitoring, there will still be gaps for large areas. The most extensive coral reef monitoring program in the world is conduct...


7. Management Monitoring: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. ...
COORDINATING CENTRE FOR TROPICAL MARINE RESEARCH IN AUSTRALIAA unique partnership has been developed on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) to bring all players around one table to ensure clear lines of communication. In 1993, the Australian Government esta...


8. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Corals, invertebrates, fish, and algae have been monitored by nearly 20 years in Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary and at other Tutuila locations. In addition, coral monitoring from 1917 on a Pago Pago Harbor reef flat has been repeated several ...


9. Management Monitoring: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. ...
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN REEF MONITORINCOMMUNITY MONITORING Some of the most extensive monitoring programs in the world are on the GBR; but these regularly visit only 5% of the 2900 reefs. Thus Reef Check now provides a meaningful opportunity for ...


10. Management Monitoring: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. ...
Research on the GBR started with the Great Barrier Reef Committee (now Australian Coral Reef Society) in 1922 and the British Great Barrier Reef Expedition to the Low Isles in 1928-29. Research became more necessary after the GBR was included as a Wo...


11. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
American Samoa has a long history of coral research and monitoring activities. For example, the Aua Transect is the oldest known coral reef transect still being surveyed, and the second oldest monitoring program in the world (7136Green et al., 19971;...


12. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
WATER QUALITY Pago Pago Harbor Water Quality Monitoring Water quality in inner Pago Pago Harbor was determined from samples collected at several stations. Samples collected at multiple depths at each station were averaged, and the annual estimates ...


13. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
BENTHIC HABITATS Surveys and monitoring have occurred in Tutuila, including Pago Pago Harbor and Fagatele Bay, and in the smaller Manu’a Islands. Most studies have concentrated on hard corals, but soft corals have been surveyed as well. Monitoring o...


14. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Short-Term Monitoring of Coral Bleaching Major events such as tropical cyclones, mass coral bleaching, and crown-of-thorns outbreaks have not been monitored in the past. However, a new program to monitor corals that are particularly susceptible to b...


15. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Two types of monitoring programs in American Samoa document different aspects of the fish community. Underwater visual surveys (fisheries- independent surveys) describe the kinds of fish observed by divers on the reef. Extensive underwater visual sur...


16. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
The American Samoa Government has recently completed a facility plan for a marine laboratory. This plan is comprehensive, and includes detailed cost estimates for construction, operation, and maintenance, as well as recommendations for site selection...


17. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Status Of Coral Reef Benthos: 2008 There are at least 5 different monitoring programs, and all report about 28% coral cover around Tutuila, high coralline algae cover on the south side of Tutuila and more turf algae on the north side. The Territori...


18. Management Monitoring: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. ...
Western Australia -Research and monitoring has increased significantly, paralleled by increases in research capacity;...


19. Management Monitoring: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. ...
Great Barrier Reef: There is a long history of research and monitoring on the GBR, ranging from major, inter-agency research programs to many small independent research projects. The AIMS Long-term Monitoring Program has conducted annual manta-tow...


20. Management Monitoring: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. ...
Further information: The AIMS Long-term monitoring program: - www.aims.gov.au/docs/research/monitoring/reef/reef-monitoring.html Science and research on the GBR: - www.gbrmpa.gov.au/corp_site/info_services/science_management - www.rrrc.org.au/...


21. Management Monitoring: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. ...
The Rowley Shoals lie 300 km north-west of Broome and include Mermaid, Clerke and Imperieuse reefs. All three reefs are MPAs and are cooperatively managed by the Australian and WA Governments. There are more than 233 species of hard coral growing in ...


22. Management Monitoring: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. ...
Research and monitoring in the Ningaloo Marine Park is rapidly increasing with the initiation of the Ningaloo Research Program (NRP) associated with the release of the 2005 Ningaloo Marine Park Management Plan. The program has grown to approximately ...


23. Management Monitoring: Eastern Caribbean, Anguilla. ...
Coral reefs are recognised as important in Anguilla’s economy, especially through fishing and tourism. Thus the Government has developed a long-term marine monitoring program to assist in developing coastal management plans that will include sections...


24. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
A number of monitoring programs have collected data on the status of coral reef ecosystems in American Samoa as described in Table 10.4USReef_2008_Table_10.4.gif2 and depicted in Figure 10.13USReef_2008_Figure_10.13.gif2....


25. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
WATER QUALITY AND OCEANOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS The health, function and biogeography of American Samoa’s coral reef ecosystems are influenced by regional oceanographic conditions. The broad and diverse biological community comprising these ecosystemsincl...


26. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Lagoon Monitoring Periodically, algal blooms occur in front of Olosega Village in Manua. In May 2006, in order to determine the sources of nutrients to the lagoons of Ofu and Olosega islands, a research team led by Virginia Garrison, U.S. Geologica...


27. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
ASEPA Beach Monitoring Utilizing a health-based, tiered monitoring approach, the ASEPA began monitoring 48 recreational beach locations in American Samoa spanning approximately 149 shoreline miles. Forty-two (42) beach sites are sampled at a weekly ...


28. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
ASEPA Biological Criteria Monitoring The dynamic nature of water quality data makes it very difficult to properly assess a region, project or pollutant source without appropriate sample sizes. At any particular time, water quality measurements are af...


29. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Coral Disease Monitoring Program (CDMP)This program monitors seven sites around Tutuila annually, with two 25-m tapes laid on depth contours at 5-18 m, with most at 6-10 m. Data collection began in 2004. Benthic categories are recorded with the point...


30. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
DMWR’s Key Reef Species Program This program conducts annual monitoring at 24 permanent sites around Tutuila. The benthic assemblage is recorded from four replicate 30 m benthic transects at 10 meters depth using an underwater video taken 0.5 m fro...


31. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
PIFSC-CRED Rapid Assessment and Monitoring Program-Methods PIFSC-CRED utilized belt transects and quadrats to assess the populations of marine invertebrates throughout American Samoa in 2002, 2004 and 2006 (Brainard et al., 2007). Branching corals ...


32. Management Monitoring: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
The American Samoa Government coordinates territorial coral reef management activities via the Coral Reef Advisory Group (CRAG). This group comprises both territorial and federal agencies including the American Samoa Government Department of Commerce...


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