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1. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia. This country consists of a vast and scattered chain of islands (with Palau also referred to as the Caroline Islands) stretching some 2 900 kilometers from east to west. Politically they ...
This country consists of a vast and scattered chain of islands (with Palau also referred to as the Caroline Islands) stretching some 2 900 kilometers from east to west. Politically they are independent, but remain in a “compact of free association” w...


2. Resources Overview: Southwest Pacific, Fiji. Fiji is a vast archipelago centered on two relatively shallow geological features, the Fiji Platform and the Lau Ridge. Geologically, the area lies on the Indo-Pacific plate close to the boundary with the ...
Fiji is a vast archipelago centered on two relatively shallow geological features, the Fiji Platform and the Lau Ridge. Geologically, the area lies on the Indo-Pacific plate close to the boundary with the Pacific plate, in an area of relatively compl...


3. Resources Overview: U.S. Caribbean, Florida (USA). Florida is located at the convergence of the subtropical and temperate climate zones (25749Chen and Gerber, 19901). The Gulfstream (a warm-water boundary current) has a major influence on water tempe...
Florida is located at the convergence of the subtropical and temperate climate zones (25749Chen and Gerber, 19901). The Gulfstream (a warm-water boundary current) has a major influence on water temperature and the transport of flora and fauna to the ...


4. Resources Overview: U.S. Caribbean, Florida (USA). The waters of the FKNMS are characterized by complex water circulation patterns, with much of the spatial and temporal variability due to seasonal influences on regional circulation regimes. The Sanc...
The waters of the FKNMS are characterized by complex water circulation patterns, with much of the spatial and temporal variability due to seasonal influences on regional circulation regimes. The Sanctuary is directly influenced by the Florida Current...


5. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia. From east to west, the Freely Associated States include the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and the Republic of Palau. The FSM and Palau...
From east to west, the Freely Associated States include the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and the Republic of Palau. The FSM and Palau are known as the Caroline Islands, which span 2,500 km and are ...


6. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia. Tourism and recreation have increased in the FSM, with a peak in visitor arrivals of 20,501 in 2000 (FSM Division of Statistics, 2004). According to the FSM Division of Statistics, total...
Tourism and recreation have increased in the FSM, with a peak in visitor arrivals of 20,501 in 2000 (FSM Division of Statistics, 2004). According to the FSM Division of Statistics, total international visitors to FSM in 2003 was 18,168 people. Approx...


7. Resources Overview: Southeast and Central Pacific, French Polynesia. French Polynesia lies in the South Pacific and extends over about 2,500,000 sq.km of ocean from 134°28’ W (Temoe) to 154°40’W (Manuae or Scilly) and from 7°50’S (Moto One) to 27°36’...
French Polynesia lies in the South Pacific and extends over about 2,500,000 sq.km of ocean from 134°28’ W (Temoe) to 154°40’W (Manuae or Scilly) and from 7°50’S (Moto One) to 27°36’S (Rapa) (Figure 1). Emergent lands total 3430 sq.km, with about 1280...


8. Resources Overview: U.S. Caribbean, Florida (USA). The extensive offshore coral reefs (patch, offshore bank or bank barrier, transitional and deep reefs), fringing mangroves, seagrass meadows, and hard-bottom areas, are protected as the Florida Keys ...
The extensive offshore coral reefs (patch, offshore bank or bank barrier, transitional and deep reefs), fringing mangroves, seagrass meadows, and hard-bottom areas, are protected as the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary; the third largest marine...


9. Resources Overview: Southwest Pacific, Fiji. Socioeconomic surveys, by the Institute of Applied Science at 29 sites, reported that the average number of houses in a village was 54, with an average household size of 5 in villages averaging 312 people....
Socioeconomic surveys, by the Institute of Applied Science at 29 sites, reported that the average number of houses in a village was 54, with an average household size of 5 in villages averaging 312 people. Average monthly income for all 29 villages w...


10. Resources Overview: Southeast and Central Pacific, French Polynesia. Moorea in French Polynesia is a high volcanic island of 150 km2 surrounded by a coral reef and lagoon ecosystem of about 50 km2 that has recently been assessed to evaluate the goods...
Moorea in French Polynesia is a high volcanic island of 150 km2 surrounded by a coral reef and lagoon ecosystem of about 50 km2 that has recently been assessed to evaluate the goods and services reefs provide: recreation and tourism (58%); aesthetic ...


11. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia. The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is comprised of 607 islands found within the states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap, covering 1.6 million km2 of ocean. FSM has a total landma...
The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is comprised of 607 islands found within the states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap, covering 1.6 million km2 of ocean. FSM has a total landmass of 702 km2 comprised of high volcanic islands, low reef islan...


12. Resources Overview: U.S. Caribbean, Florida (USA). The northern extension of the Florida reef tract and a complex of limestone ridges run parallel to the subtropical Atlantic coastline of southeast Florida. Spanning 170 km from the northern border of...
The northern extension of the Florida reef tract and a complex of limestone ridges run parallel to the subtropical Atlantic coastline of southeast Florida. Spanning 170 km from the northern border of Biscayne National Park (BNP) in Miami-Dade County ...


13. Resources Overview: U.S. Caribbean, Florida (USA). In June 2002, the retired navy ship USS Spiegel Grove was sunk in the waters off Key Largo in the FKNMS. At 510 ft, the Spiegel Grove was at the time the largest vessel ever intentionally sunk for th...
In June 2002, the retired navy ship USS Spiegel Grove was sunk in the waters off Key Largo in the FKNMS. At 510 ft, the Spiegel Grove was at the time the largest vessel ever intentionally sunk for the purpose of creating an artificial reef within the...


14. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia. The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is comprised of 607 islands found within four states. From east to west, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap span 1.6 million km2 of the western Pacif...
The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is comprised of 607 islands found within four states. From east to west, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap span 1.6 million km2 of the western Pacific Ocean from 1.0-9.90 N longitude and 138.2-162.60 E latitude (...


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