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List of 17 records

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1. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Guam. Guam is a U.S. territory located at 13°28' N, 144°45' E and is the southernmost island in the Mariana Archipelago. It is the largest island in Micronesia, with a land mass of 560 km2 and a maximum elevation of ap...
Guam is a U.S. territory located at 13°28' N, 144°45' E and is the southernmost island in the Mariana Archipelago. It is the largest island in Micronesia, with a land mass of 560 km2 and a maximum elevation of approximately 405 m. The northern portio...


2. Resources Overview: Eastern Caribbean, Grenada. Grenada is the most southerly of the Lesser Antilles, and the country also governs the southernmost islands of the Grenadines. There are some fringing and patch reefs around all the coasts of Grenada it...
Grenada is the most southerly of the Lesser Antilles, and the country also governs the southernmost islands of the Grenadines. There are some fringing and patch reefs around all the coasts of Grenada itself, although the total area of reef is not gre...


3. Resources Overview: Eastern Caribbean, Guadeloupe. Guadeloupe is an overseas territory of France, consisting of the twin islands of Grande Terre and Basse Terre which make up Guadeloupe proper, together with the nearby Îles des Saintes and Marie-Gala...
Guadeloupe is an overseas territory of France, consisting of the twin islands of Grande Terre and Basse Terre which make up Guadeloupe proper, together with the nearby Îles des Saintes and Marie-Galante. The territory also administers the island of S...


4. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Guatemala. Reef development in Guatemala is poor, with low live coral cover (8%) and high non-coralline macro-algae cover (65%). There are few coral reef and hard bottom habitats along the Guatemalan Pacific coastline...
Reef development in Guatemala is poor, with low live coral cover (8%) and high non-coralline macro-algae cover (65%). There are few coral reef and hard bottom habitats along the Guatemalan Pacific coastlines, but there is good reef development along ...


5. Resources Overview: U.S. Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico (USA). The East and West Flower Garden Banks (EFGB and WFGB) were designated as the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...
The East and West Flower Garden Banks (EFGB and WFGB) were designated as the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in January 1992. The two banks are prominent geolog...


6. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Guam. INTRODUCTION AND SETTING This report is an assessment of the status of coral reef ecosystems in Guam from 2002 to 2004. Data on coral reef ecosystems were synthesized from assessments and monitoring programs con...
INTRODUCTION AND SETTING This report is an assessment of the status of coral reef ecosystems in Guam from 2002 to 2004. Data on coral reef ecosystems were synthesized from assessments and monitoring programs conducted by local and federal organizati...


7. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Guam. Tourism Guam’s coral reefs are an important component of the island’s tourism industry. The reefs and the protection that they provide make Guam a popular tourist destination for Asian travelers. According to th...
Tourism Guam’s coral reefs are an important component of the island’s tourism industry. The reefs and the protection that they provide make Guam a popular tourist destination for Asian travelers. According to the Guam Economic Development Authority,...


8. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Guam. Tourism and Recreation A total of 909,506 people visited Guam in 2003, representing a decrease of 14% from the number of visitors in 2002 (26418GVB, 20041). Based on visitor data collected from the first two mon...
Tourism and Recreation A total of 909,506 people visited Guam in 2003, representing a decrease of 14% from the number of visitors in 2002 (26418GVB, 20041). Based on visitor data collected from the first two months of 2004, visitor arrivals are expe...


9. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Guatemala. Guatemala has limited reef development along the Caribbean coast, with the best known being the carbonated banks of Punta Manabique, which are dominated by sediment resistant corals species such as Siderast...
Guatemala has limited reef development along the Caribbean coast, with the best known being the carbonated banks of Punta Manabique, which are dominated by sediment resistant corals species such as Siderastrea siderea, and the isolated coral communit...


10. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Guam. This U.S. territory is the most southern, largest and most populated island in the Mariana Archipelago and in all of Micronesia with 173,500 people living on 560 km2. Guam has more than 5,100 marine species, incl...
This U.S. territory is the most southern, largest and most populated island in the Mariana Archipelago and in all of Micronesia with 173,500 people living on 560 km2. Guam has more than 5,100 marine species, including 1,000 nearshore fish species and...


11. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Guam. The total economic value of coral reef resources on Guam in 2005-2006 was between $85-164 million per year, with a core value of US$127 million/yr. Tourism revenue accounted for nearly 75% of this, while other no...
The total economic value of coral reef resources on Guam in 2005-2006 was between $85-164 million per year, with a core value of US$127 million/yr. Tourism revenue accounted for nearly 75% of this, while other non-consumptive uses, such as coastal pr...


12. Resources Overview: Eastern Caribbean, Grenada. Most of the data from Grenada have been collected from the 1980s on reefs on the southwest coast close to Grand Anse and St. George’s; the ‘tourist belt’. However, not all these data are available. Tour...
Most of the data from Grenada have been collected from the 1980s on reefs on the southwest coast close to Grand Anse and St. George’s; the ‘tourist belt’. However, not all these data are available. Tourism is a major contributor to the economy and co...


13. Resources Overview: Global. The French West Indian islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe (including Désirade, Marie-Galante and Les Saintes), Saint-Barthélémy and French Saint-Martin all have coral reefs. There are two barrier reefs along the east coast ...
The French West Indian islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe (including Désirade, Marie-Galante and Les Saintes), Saint-Barthélémy and French Saint-Martin all have coral reefs. There are two barrier reefs along the east coast of Martinique and the north ...


14. Resources Overview: U.S. Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico (USA). The East and West Flower Garden Banks (EFGB and WFGB) were designated as the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio...
The East and West Flower Garden Banks (EFGB and WFGB) were designated as the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in January 1992. The two banks are prominent geo...


15. Resources Overview: U.S. Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico (USA). Stetson Bank was added to the FGBNMS in 1996. It is located 48 km to the northwest of the WFGB and is also associated with an underlying salt dome. Stetson Bank is classified as a mid-shelf ba...
Stetson Bank was added to the FGBNMS in 1996. It is located 48 km to the northwest of the WFGB and is also associated with an underlying salt dome. Stetson Bank is classified as a mid-shelf bank (25909Rezak et al., 19851) and is comprised of clayston...


16. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Guam. Guam, a U.S. territory located at 13°28’ N, 144°45’ E, is the southernmost island in the Mariana Archipelago (Figure 15.1USReef_2008_Figure_15.1.gif2).It is the largest island in Micronesia, with a land mass of 5...
Guam, a U.S. territory located at 13°28’ N, 144°45’ E, is the southernmost island in the Mariana Archipelago (Figure 15.1USReef_2008_Figure_15.1.gif2).It is the largest island in Micronesia, with a land mass of 560 km2, and has a maximum elevation of...


17. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Guam. Guam Coral Reef Economic Valuation Study In 2005-2006, an international team of researchers contracted by the UOGML carried out a comprehensive economic valuation of the coral reefs and associated resources of...
Guam Coral Reef Economic Valuation Study In 2005-2006, an international team of researchers contracted by the UOGML carried out a comprehensive economic valuation of the coral reefs and associated resources of Guam (28122van Beukering et al., 2007...


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