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List of 15 records

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1. Resources Overview: West Africa, Cape Verde Islands. True reefs do not occur along the West African coast or the Cape Verde and Gulf of Guinea archipelagos, although mature coral communities are found at various locations. In all some 15 species of h...
True reefs do not occur along the West African coast or the Cape Verde and Gulf of Guinea archipelagos, although mature coral communities are found at various locations. In all some 15 species of hermatypic and ahermatypic corals have been recorded. ...


2. Resources Overview: North and East Asia, China. Although China has a substantial coastline facing the South China Sea there is little or no true reef development along any of it. Hainan, a large island in the mouth of the Gulf of Tongking, was once r...
Although China has a substantial coastline facing the South China Sea there is little or no true reef development along any of it. Hainan, a large island in the mouth of the Gulf of Tongking, was once reported as having substantial fringing reef comm...


3. Resources Overview: Southern Tropical America, Colombia. Colombia enjoys 1 700 kilometers of Caribbean coastline, but coral reefs are restricted to less than 150 kilometers, located away from major estuaries and sediment plumes. The Caribbean Current...
Colombia enjoys 1 700 kilometers of Caribbean coastline, but coral reefs are restricted to less than 150 kilometers, located away from major estuaries and sediment plumes. The Caribbean Current forms a gyre in the Colombian Basin, moving water in a n...


4. Resources Overview: Southwest Indian Ocean, Comoros. The densely populated Comoros is one of the world’s poorest countries. Deforestation and conversion of land to agriculture are creating massive problems of soil erosion, particularly in Nzwani (Anj...
The densely populated Comoros is one of the world’s poorest countries. Deforestation and conversion of land to agriculture are creating massive problems of soil erosion, particularly in Nzwani (Anjouan) and Mwali. The subsequent heavy siltation may b...


5. Resources Overview: Southeast Asia, Cambodia. Cambodia has only a relatively short coastline facing the Gulf of Thailand, though there are several small islands in the adjacent waters. There is very little material available describing the coral reef...
Cambodia has only a relatively short coastline facing the Gulf of Thailand, though there are several small islands in the adjacent waters. There is very little material available describing the coral reefs off this coastline, but there are known to b...


6. Resources Overview: South Asia, Chagos Archipelago (UK). The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) covers a very large area of reefs and islands, also known as the Chagos Archipelago. There are some 50 islands and islets and, although the total land ...
The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) covers a very large area of reefs and islands, also known as the Chagos Archipelago. There are some 50 islands and islets and, although the total land area is only 60 square kilometers, there is a vast area o...


7. Resources Overview: Southeast and Central Pacific, Cook Islands. The coral reefs of Rarotonga provide food to the population and have a deep cultural and spiritual significance. These reefs are also essential for tourism, which is the foundation of t...
The coral reefs of Rarotonga provide food to the population and have a deep cultural and spiritual significance. These reefs are also essential for tourism, which is the foundation of the Cook Island economy. However, reefs in Rarotonga have a decade...


8. Resources Overview: Southern Tropical America, Costa Rica. The Pacific coastline of both Costa Rica and Panama is strongly affected by extremes of water temperature associated with warm El Niño (~33°C) events and more frequent cool upwelling episodes...
The Pacific coastline of both Costa Rica and Panama is strongly affected by extremes of water temperature associated with warm El Niño (~33°C) events and more frequent cool upwelling episodes (~15°C). These restrict offshore reef development in many ...


9. Resources Overview: Northern Caribbean, Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands are Overseas Territories of the UK and consist of three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. All are very low-lying, with a maximum elevation of only 42 mete...
The Cayman Islands are Overseas Territories of the UK and consist of three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. All are very low-lying, with a maximum elevation of only 42 meters. Jamaica and the Cayman Islands are situated on eithe...


10. Resources Overview: Northern Caribbean, Cuba. Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands, with a long, complex coastline and considerable chains of offshore islands and coral cays. Coral reefs stretch along virtually the entire border of the Cuban ...
Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands, with a long, complex coastline and considerable chains of offshore islands and coral cays. Coral reefs stretch along virtually the entire border of the Cuban shelf. The majority of these lie offshore in l...


11. Resources Overview: Southeast and Central Pacific, Clipperton Atoll (France). Clipperton Atoll is located in the Eastern Pacific, about 1100 kilometers southwest of the Mexican part of the American mainland. Although a considerable distance from Fren...
Clipperton Atoll is located in the Eastern Pacific, about 1100 kilometers southwest of the Mexican part of the American mainland. Although a considerable distance from French Polynesia it is administered by these islands. It is a roughly circular ato...


12. Resources Overview: Northern Caribbean, Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands contain 3 individual islands (Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac) on the Cayman Ridge, which extends from southeast Cuba to the Bay of Honduras. They are flanked to t...
The Cayman Islands contain 3 individual islands (Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac) on the Cayman Ridge, which extends from southeast Cuba to the Bay of Honduras. They are flanked to the south by the 6000 m deep Cayman Trench. These low-lyi...


13. Resources Overview: Southwest Indian Ocean, Comoros. Status of Seagrass The associated ecosystems of seagrasses and mangroves have been poorly studied in Comoros. Aerial images of coastal habitats have been used to inventory seagrass species in pa...
Status of Seagrass The associated ecosystems of seagrasses and mangroves have been poorly studied in Comoros. Aerial images of coastal habitats have been used to inventory seagrass species in parallel with species assessments at some sites. Seagra...


14. Resources Overview: Southwest Indian Ocean, Comoros. Status of Mangrove Mangroves are very well established in the Nioumachoua-Wallah area in Moheli; Bimbini in Anjouan; Ouroveni, Domorni, Iconi and Voidjoou in Grande Comores: 8 species are known f...
Status of Mangrove Mangroves are very well established in the Nioumachoua-Wallah area in Moheli; Bimbini in Anjouan; Ouroveni, Domorni, Iconi and Voidjoou in Grande Comores: 8 species are known from Comoros. Human damage to those coastal ecosystems...


15. Resources Overview: Northern Caribbean, Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands are in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, and consist of 3 small low-lying, limestone islands: Little Cayman; Grand Cayman; and Cayman Brac. The islands are a centre for banking...
The Cayman Islands are in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, and consist of 3 small low-lying, limestone islands: Little Cayman; Grand Cayman; and Cayman Brac. The islands are a centre for banking, insurance and legal services as well as tourism, espec...


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