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List of 27 records

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1. Resources Overview: Southwest Indian Ocean, Madagascar. Madagascar is one of the world’s largest islands. Along with the Indian sub-continent it was separated off from the rest of Africa during the Jurassic, and was then separated from the Indian sub...
Madagascar is one of the world’s largest islands. Along with the Indian sub-continent it was separated off from the rest of Africa during the Jurassic, and was then separated from the Indian subcontinent (and the granitic Seychelles) during the late ...


2. Resources Overview: Southwest Indian Ocean, Mauritius. Mauritius is almost completely encircled by fringing reefs, with substantial lagoon and barrier reef development on the east and southwest coasts. The lagoons are dominated by algae, but with som...
Mauritius is almost completely encircled by fringing reefs, with substantial lagoon and barrier reef development on the east and southwest coasts. The lagoons are dominated by algae, but with some areas of seagrass. The reef slopes have a clear spur ...


3. Resources Overview: Southeast Asia, Malaysia. Malaysia is a large country split into two land areas: Peninsular Malaysia and east Malaysia. The latter, comprising the states of Sarawak and Sabah, is located along the northern and western edge of the ...
Malaysia is a large country split into two land areas: Peninsular Malaysia and east Malaysia. The latter, comprising the states of Sarawak and Sabah, is located along the northern and western edge of the island of Borneo. All of these areas are locat...


4. Resources Overview: Eastern Caribbean, Montserrat. This small island – an overseas territory of the UK – is mountainous and includes considerable forest cover. Since 1995 however, the Soufriere Hills volcano has been active almost continuously, with ...
This small island – an overseas territory of the UK – is mountainous and includes considerable forest cover. Since 1995 however, the Soufriere Hills volcano has been active almost continuously, with major pyroclastic flows into the sea. Small scatter...


5. Resources Overview: South Asia, Maldives. The Maldives are a spectacular chain of 22 coral atolls which run for some 800 kilometers north to south in the Central Indian Ocean. These include the largest surface-level atolls in the world: the area of T...
The Maldives are a spectacular chain of 22 coral atolls which run for some 800 kilometers north to south in the Central Indian Ocean. These include the largest surface-level atolls in the world: the area of Thiladhunmathi and Miladhunmadulu Atolls (w...


6. Resources Overview: Southeast Asia, Myanmar. Extending from a northern border with Bangladesh to Thailand in the south, Myanmar has a considerable coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The northern coast is bounded by the Arkan mount...
Extending from a northern border with Bangladesh to Thailand in the south, Myanmar has a considerable coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The northern coast is bounded by the Arkan mountain range which extends down to the Arkan Pen...


7. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Mexico. Coral reefs and communities occur throughout Mexico but are concentrated in four main areas: the Gulf of California and Pacific Coast; the nearshore reefs between Tampico and Veracruz in the western Bahía de C...
Coral reefs and communities occur throughout Mexico but are concentrated in four main areas: the Gulf of California and Pacific Coast; the nearshore reefs between Tampico and Veracruz in the western Bahía de Campeche; the more distant offshore reefs ...


8. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Marshall Islands. The Marshall Islands are a complex of 28 coral atolls and 5 small (non-atoll) islands lying in two broad chains, the eastern Ratak (sunrise) chain and the western Ralik (sunset) chain. The isolated at...
The Marshall Islands are a complex of 28 coral atolls and 5 small (non-atoll) islands lying in two broad chains, the eastern Ratak (sunrise) chain and the western Ralik (sunset) chain. The isolated atolls of Enewetak and Ujelang lie to the west of th...


9. Resources Overview: Eastern Africa, Mozambique. Mozambique has a long coastline facing the Mozambique Channel and Madagascar. In the north, heavily faulted Cretaceous to Tertiary sediments line the coast. South of Angoche the coastline is dominated b...
Mozambique has a long coastline facing the Mozambique Channel and Madagascar. In the north, heavily faulted Cretaceous to Tertiary sediments line the coast. South of Angoche the coastline is dominated by Quaternary to Recent sediments, largely sands ...


10. Resources Overview: Eastern Caribbean, Martinique. Martinique, like Guadeloupe, is an overseas territory of France. Reefs are absent on the leeward northern, northwest and west coasts, because the shelf is narrow and there is a high sediment load fro...
Martinique, like Guadeloupe, is an overseas territory of France. Reefs are absent on the leeward northern, northwest and west coasts, because the shelf is narrow and there is a high sediment load from the erosion of Mount Pelée. There are, however, s...


11. Resources Overview: Southwest Indian Ocean, Mayotte. Mayotte’s reefs are relatively well studied, and harbor more than 200 species of coral. They were adversely affected by a bleaching event in 1982-83, which apparently caused mortality and degradati...
Mayotte’s reefs are relatively well studied, and harbor more than 200 species of coral. They were adversely affected by a bleaching event in 1982-83, which apparently caused mortality and degradation on about 36 percent of the fringing reefs. Crown-o...


12. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Marshall Islands. INTRODUCTION AND SETTINGThe reefs of the Marshall Islands are among the most pristine in the Indo-Pacific, having suffered minimal damage from bleaching, destructive fishing techniques, and sedimentat...
INTRODUCTION AND SETTINGThe reefs of the Marshall Islands are among the most pristine in the Indo-Pacific, having suffered minimal damage from bleaching, destructive fishing techniques, and sedimentation. However, signs of unsustainable resource expl...


13. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Marshall Islands. In general, the reefs of the Marshall Islands are in good condition. While the two atolls used for the nuclear testing program have experienced unique stresses, the reefs of the RMI as a whole have es...
In general, the reefs of the Marshall Islands are in good condition. While the two atolls used for the nuclear testing program have experienced unique stresses, the reefs of the RMI as a whole have escaped the extensive damage seen in other parts of ...


14. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Mesoamerica. The 1000 km long Mesoamerican reef system (MAR) is recognized as a global conservation priority owing to its biodiversity, cultural and socioeconomic values. The Caribbean coast and cayes of Mexico, Beliz...
The 1000 km long Mesoamerican reef system (MAR) is recognized as a global conservation priority owing to its biodiversity, cultural and socioeconomic values. The Caribbean coast and cayes of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras contain an abundanc...


15. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Mexico. Reefs border the state of Quintana Roo on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The coastline is noted for its lack of surface rivers, although there are abundant subsurface flows within the limestone terra...
Reefs border the state of Quintana Roo on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The coastline is noted for its lack of surface rivers, although there are abundant subsurface flows within the limestone terrain. Coral reefs along the Mexican Caribbe...


16. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Mexico. Socioeconomic impacts and management responses: Mexico’s Caribbean reefs function as critical fishing grounds for communities along the Quintana Roo coast. These reefs are also the center of tourism activities...
Socioeconomic impacts and management responses: Mexico’s Caribbean reefs function as critical fishing grounds for communities along the Quintana Roo coast. These reefs are also the center of tourism activities; 8 MPAs have been established to protect...


17. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Marshall Islands. The Marshall Islands are comprised of 29 atolls and 5 low reef islands grouped into two north-south oriented chains. There are nearly 300 coral and more than 800 fish species, and most reefs are virtu...
The Marshall Islands are comprised of 29 atolls and 5 low reef islands grouped into two north-south oriented chains. There are nearly 300 coral and more than 800 fish species, and most reefs are virtually pristine with very high coral cover (50-90%) ...


18. Resources Overview: Southwest Indian Ocean, Madagascar. Madagascar spans 14° of latitude, harbouring over 3500 km of coral reefs in widely differing oceanographic settings. The most extensive reefs are found in the north-east, north-west, and south-w...
Madagascar spans 14° of latitude, harbouring over 3500 km of coral reefs in widely differing oceanographic settings. The most extensive reefs are found in the north-east, north-west, and south-west coasts, and have the highest richness of coral speci...


19. Resources Overview: Southwest Indian Ocean, Mauritius. Mauritius has a coastline of 200 km with 243 km2 of lagoon area enclosed by 150 km of fringing reef that almost completely surrounds the island, except at major river mouths and on the south and...
Mauritius has a coastline of 200 km with 243 km2 of lagoon area enclosed by 150 km of fringing reef that almost completely surrounds the island, except at major river mouths and on the south and west coasts. Mauritius has rich coral diversity with a...


20. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Mesoamerica. ABSTRACT The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS/MAR) region has received increasing recent attention as a priority for international conservation organizations to provide more research and conservat...
ABSTRACT The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS/MAR) region has received increasing recent attention as a priority for international conservation organizations to provide more research and conservation effort; -Human and natural threats are co...


21. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Marshall Islands. Located in the central Pacific Ocean and spanning more than 5,025,000 km2 (1,940,000 mi2), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is comprised of 1,225 islands and islets including 29 atolls and f...
Located in the central Pacific Ocean and spanning more than 5,025,000 km2 (1,940,000 mi2), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is comprised of 1,225 islands and islets including 29 atolls and five solitary, low coral islands. Only 0.01%, or 18...


22. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Marshall Islands. Natural Resources Assessment Surveys (NRAS) Given the realities of population growth and the potential for resource exploitation throughout the RMI, it is important to collect as much baseline data ...
Natural Resources Assessment Surveys (NRAS) Given the realities of population growth and the potential for resource exploitation throughout the RMI, it is important to collect as much baseline data on the surrounding coral reef habitats as possible...


23. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Marshall Islands. NRAS Bikini Atoll Assessment (2002) Bikini Atoll is one of the most northerly atolls and includes 23 islands and 187 km2 of reef. Reef habitats at Bikini atoll include narrow fringing reef with spur...
NRAS Bikini Atoll Assessment (2002) Bikini Atoll is one of the most northerly atolls and includes 23 islands and 187 km2 of reef. Reef habitats at Bikini atoll include narrow fringing reef with spur and groove development, reef crest and steep vert...


24. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Marshall Islands. NRAS Mili Atoll Assessment (2003) Mili Atoll is one of the most southern atolls in the Ratak Chain and supports a population of more than 800 people spread among 92 islands comprising 16 km2 (6.15 m...
NRAS Mili Atoll Assessment (2003) Mili Atoll is one of the most southern atolls in the Ratak Chain and supports a population of more than 800 people spread among 92 islands comprising 16 km2 (6.15 mi2) of land. In June and July of 2003, REAs were c...


25. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Marshall Islands. NRAS Namu Atoll Assessment (2004) Namu atoll is made up of 54 islets located in the west Ralik chain and is home to approximately 800 people, distributed primarily among the main islands of Namu, Ma...
NRAS Namu Atoll Assessment (2004) Namu atoll is made up of 54 islets located in the west Ralik chain and is home to approximately 800 people, distributed primarily among the main islands of Namu, Majikin, Mae, Loen. In December 2004, 21 sites were ...


26. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Marshall Islands. NRAS Majuro Atoll Assessment (2004) Home to nearly half of RMI’s population, Majuro Atoll is the political and economic capital of RMI and is situated in the southern portion of the Ratak Chain. The...
NRAS Majuro Atoll Assessment (2004) Home to nearly half of RMI’s population, Majuro Atoll is the political and economic capital of RMI and is situated in the southern portion of the Ratak Chain. The coral reefs surrounding this heavily populated at...


27. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Marshall Islands. NRAS Ailuk Atoll Assessment (2006) Ailuk Atoll is situated in the northeast part of the RMI in the Ratak chain. It is located around 10° 58’ N and 169° 88’ E. The atoll contains approximately 55 isl...
NRAS Ailuk Atoll Assessment (2006) Ailuk Atoll is situated in the northeast part of the RMI in the Ratak chain. It is located around 10° 58’ N and 169° 88’ E. The atoll contains approximately 55 islets and is about 24 km (15 mi) long and 11.3 km (7...


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