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List of 12 records

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1. Resources Overview: Southern Tropical America, Brazil. Coral reef growth in Brazil is limited to the northeast and eastern shores. Most of the northern coastline of Brazil is dominated by areas of massive riverine input, with freshwater and sediments...
Coral reef growth in Brazil is limited to the northeast and eastern shores. Most of the northern coastline of Brazil is dominated by areas of massive riverine input, with freshwater and sediments dominating the continental shelf over wide areas to th...


2. Resources Overview: Eastern Caribbean, Barbados. Barbados is, in many ways, an anomaly. It lies east of the main Lesser Antilles chain in the Atlantic Ocean. Fringing reefs are largely absent, although there is a small fringing structure near Folkest...
Barbados is, in many ways, an anomaly. It lies east of the main Lesser Antilles chain in the Atlantic Ocean. Fringing reefs are largely absent, although there is a small fringing structure near Folkestone on the leeward west coast. There are also sub...


3. Resources Overview: South Asia, Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, as with much of the Indian coast of the Bay of Bengal, the high levels of turbidity and freshwater influx prevent reef development. There is one small area of reef development off the coast o...
In Bangladesh, as with much of the Indian coast of the Bay of Bengal, the high levels of turbidity and freshwater influx prevent reef development. There is one small area of reef development off the coast of St. Martin’s Island or Jinjiradwip, where ...


4. Resources Overview: Southeast Asia, Brunei Darussalam. Brunei is another relatively small country located on the north coast of Borneo between Sarawak and Sabah. Much of the country inland remains forested and several rivers flow into the South China...
Brunei is another relatively small country located on the north coast of Borneo between Sarawak and Sabah. Much of the country inland remains forested and several rivers flow into the South China Sea. On the Sunda Shelf offshore the waters remain rel...


5. Resources Overview: Persian Gulf, Bahrain. Bahrain is an industrialized nation. Trawl fisheries have undoubtedly had a major impact on the offshore ecosystems, and probably impacted a number of coral reefs, until the industry was closed in 1998. Onsh...
Bahrain is an industrialized nation. Trawl fisheries have undoubtedly had a major impact on the offshore ecosystems, and probably impacted a number of coral reefs, until the industry was closed in 1998. Onshore land reclamation has been considerable ...


6. Resources Overview: Northern Caribbean, Bermuda. Bermuda is an isolated group of 150 limestone islands in the Sargasso Sea area of the Western North Atlantic Ocean more than 1 000 kilometers from continental USA. Most of the land area is represented ...
Bermuda is an isolated group of 150 limestone islands in the Sargasso Sea area of the Western North Atlantic Ocean more than 1 000 kilometers from continental USA. Most of the land area is represented by five islands which are joined together by caus...


7. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Belize. Although a relatively small country, Belize has some of the most extensive coral reef resources in the region. The coastline is fringed by a shallow shelf with a barrier reef running along its outer edge. The ...
Although a relatively small country, Belize has some of the most extensive coral reef resources in the region. The coastline is fringed by a shallow shelf with a barrier reef running along its outer edge. The Belize Barrier Reef is the longest in the...


8. Resources Overview: Northern Caribbean, Bahamas. The Bahamas, an archipelago of some 700 islands and numerous reefs, stretch over 1 225 kilometers from north to south. Most of these islands are scattered over two shallow banks, the Little Bahama Bank...
The Bahamas, an archipelago of some 700 islands and numerous reefs, stretch over 1 225 kilometers from north to south. Most of these islands are scattered over two shallow banks, the Little Bahama Bank and the Great Bahama Bank, with depths of 10 met...


9. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Belize. The longest continuous barrier reef system in the western hemisphere extends approximately 260 km along the Belize coast, and along with the diverse assemblage of lagoonal patch reefs, fringing reefs, faroes a...
The longest continuous barrier reef system in the western hemisphere extends approximately 260 km along the Belize coast, and along with the diverse assemblage of lagoonal patch reefs, fringing reefs, faroes and offshore atolls, covers about 1400 km2...


10. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Belize. Socioeconomic impacts and management responses: The lives of many Belizeans are inextricably linked to the health of their coral reefs through their dependence on the tourism and fishing industries, and their ...
Socioeconomic impacts and management responses: The lives of many Belizeans are inextricably linked to the health of their coral reefs through their dependence on the tourism and fishing industries, and their need for coastal protection (low-lying co...


11. Resources Overview: Northern Caribbean, Bermuda. These northerly reefs have fared well over the last 25 years, compared with more tropical areas in the wider Caribbean. Although the reefs are adjacent to high human population densities, the economy i...
These northerly reefs have fared well over the last 25 years, compared with more tropical areas in the wider Caribbean. Although the reefs are adjacent to high human population densities, the economy is strong and considerable income is derived from ...


12. Resources Overview: Southern Tropical America, Brazil. Mangrove forests occur along the coast of Brazil in the lower segments of rivers; the north coast has more than 50% of all mangrove areas, especially in the states of Pará and Maranhão. The Pará ...
Mangrove forests occur along the coast of Brazil in the lower segments of rivers; the north coast has more than 50% of all mangrove areas, especially in the states of Pará and Maranhão. The Pará mangroves are in the transition zone of the Amazon Rive...


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