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List of 18 records

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1. Resources Overview: Southwest Pacific, Nauru. Nauru is a single island country situated in the middle of the vast Pacific ocean, about 60 km south of the equator, at latitude 0°31’S and longitude 166° 55’E (Figure 1NRU_Fig1.jpg 2). Its neares...
Nauru is a single island country situated in the middle of the vast Pacific ocean, about 60 km south of the equator, at latitude 0°31’S and longitude 166° 55’E (Figure 1NRU_Fig1.jpg 2). Its nearest neighbour is Banaba also known as Ocean Isla...


2. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands. The Marianas Archipelago encompasses 15 islands and numerous banks oriented on a north-south axis stretching over 460 nmi from Santa Rosa Reef south of Guam, to Uracas Bank north of the island...
The Marianas Archipelago encompasses 15 islands and numerous banks oriented on a north-south axis stretching over 460 nmi from Santa Rosa Reef south of Guam, to Uracas Bank north of the island of Uracas, or Farallon de Pajaros. Approximately 120 nmi ...


3. Resources Overview: Southeast and Central Pacific, Niue. Niue consists of a single uplifted coral atoll, oval in shape and reaching a maximum height of about 70 meters above sea level. It is actually one of the largest carbonate islands in the Pacifi...
Niue consists of a single uplifted coral atoll, oval in shape and reaching a maximum height of about 70 meters above sea level. It is actually one of the largest carbonate islands in the Pacific, and probably the largest uplifted atoll in the world. ...


4. Resources Overview: U.S. Caribbean, Navassa Island (USA). This tiny (5km2) uninhabited U.S. protectorate between Jamaica and Haiti, is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Knowledge about the status of the reefs is extremely ...
This tiny (5km2) uninhabited U.S. protectorate between Jamaica and Haiti, is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Knowledge about the status of the reefs is extremely limited and based on several expeditions over the past 2 y...


5. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Nicaragua. Caribbean The east coast of Nicaragua lies within the Caribbean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (CSLME). The Caribbean Sea is the second largest sea in the world encompassing an area of 2,515,900 km². Half...
Caribbean The east coast of Nicaragua lies within the Caribbean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (CSLME). The Caribbean Sea is the second largest sea in the world encompassing an area of 2,515,900 km². Half of the water in the CSLME is deeper than 3,...


6. Resources Overview: Southwest Pacific, New Caledonia. The Archipelago of New Caledonia is dominated by the large land mass of Grande Terre, the third largest island in the Pacific (after New Guinea and New Zealand). It is of continental origin, havin...
The Archipelago of New Caledonia is dominated by the large land mass of Grande Terre, the third largest island in the Pacific (after New Guinea and New Zealand). It is of continental origin, having diverged from Australia some 65 million years ago, a...


7. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands. The 290 km long Mariana Islands Archipelago encompasses 14 islands of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), the U.S. Territory of Guam, and numerous offshore banks (Fig...
The 290 km long Mariana Islands Archipelago encompasses 14 islands of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), the U.S. Territory of Guam, and numerous offshore banks (Figure 15.1USReef_2005_Figure_286.gif2). From a geological pe...


8. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands. Offshore Banks and Reefs . Tatsumi Reef Tatsumi Reef is a steep-sided, flat-topped submerged bank approximately 2 km southeast of southern Tinian Island and is oriented in a northeast to sout...
Offshore Banks and Reefs . Tatsumi Reef Tatsumi Reef is a steep-sided, flat-topped submerged bank approximately 2 km southeast of southern Tinian Island and is oriented in a northeast to southwest alignment. It is approximately 5.5 km long by 2 km w...


9. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands. Supply Reef Supply Reef is located approximately 18.5 km northwest of Maug Island and identified as two 5 fathom (9 m) soundings on NOAA’s Nautical Chart 81004. Brief surveys were conducted f...
Supply Reef Supply Reef is located approximately 18.5 km northwest of Maug Island and identified as two 5 fathom (9 m) soundings on NOAA’s Nautical Chart 81004. Brief surveys were conducted from the NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette in 2003. Hard and soft...


10. Resources Overview: Southwest Pacific, New Caledonia. WORLD HERITAGE LISTING OF THE LAGOONS OF NEW CALEDONIA In July 208 the World Heritage Commission listed 'The lagoons of New Claedonia: reef diversity and associated ecosystems' as a serial listing...
WORLD HERITAGE LISTING OF THE LAGOONS OF NEW CALEDONIA In July 208 the World Heritage Commission listed 'The lagoons of New Claedonia: reef diversity and associated ecosystems' as a serial listing of 6 marine clusters containing 15743 km2 of coral r...


11. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands. The 14 islands that make up CNMI lie on a north-south axis in the western Pacific basin and stretch approximately 600 km with the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Philippine Sea to the west. ...
The 14 islands that make up CNMI lie on a north-south axis in the western Pacific basin and stretch approximately 600 km with the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Philippine Sea to the west. The southern islands of the archipelago are uplifted limes...


12. Resources Overview: North and East Asia, North and East Asia. Abstract -Coral reefs in East and North Asian countries showed an overall decline caused by bleaching, crown-of-thorns-starfish and typhoons together with human stresses since 2004; -Cor...
Abstract -Coral reefs in East and North Asian countries showed an overall decline caused by bleaching, crown-of-thorns-starfish and typhoons together with human stresses since 2004; -Coral reef monitoring is well established in Japan, Hong Kong, Ta...


13. Resources Overview: North and East Asia, North and East Asia. East and North Asian countries comprising mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan, lie to the north of the coral triangle of highest marine diversity. Countries, expecially Japa...
East and North Asian countries comprising mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan, lie to the north of the coral triangle of highest marine diversity. Countries, expecially Japan and Taiwan, gain coral reef larvae from the warm Kuroshio Cu...


14. Resources Overview: Northern Caribbean, Northern Caribbean. ABSTRACT -The Node is a mix of islands. Some with well developed economies like Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos, where reef conservation is strong or improving; and developin...
ABSTRACT -The Node is a mix of islands. Some with well developed economies like Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos, where reef conservation is strong or improving; and developing or exceedingly poor economies (like Haiti) where reef moni...


15. Resources Overview: Eastern Caribbean, Netherlands Antilles. Tourism is a major economic contributor in the Lesser Antilles, developed mainly on the basis of clean water and coral reefs. The other major economic activity is fishing, both subsistence ...
Tourism is a major economic contributor in the Lesser Antilles, developed mainly on the basis of clean water and coral reefs. The other major economic activity is fishing, both subsistence and commercial for grouper, snapper, lobster and conch. Thus ...


16. Resources Overview: Eastern Caribbean, Netherlands Antilles. There are two distinct island groups in the Netherlands Antilles. The small oceanic islands of Bonaire and Curaçao 70 km north of Venezuela are in the path of persistent trade winds, hurric...
There are two distinct island groups in the Netherlands Antilles. The small oceanic islands of Bonaire and Curaçao 70 km north of Venezuela are in the path of persistent trade winds, hurricanes are rare, and the islands have an arid climate. Bonaire ...


17. Resources Overview: U.S. Caribbean, Navassa Island (USA). Navassa is a small (4.64 km2), uninhabited, oceanic island approximately 50 km off the southwest tip of Haiti (Figure 4.1USReef_2008_Figure_4.1.gif2) under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish an...
Navassa is a small (4.64 km2), uninhabited, oceanic island approximately 50 km off the southwest tip of Haiti (Figure 4.1USReef_2008_Figure_4.1.gif2) under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The island is a raised dolomite platea...


18. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands. This report is the third in a series of assessments of the current status of coral reef ecosystems in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and complements other previou...
This report is the third in a series of assessments of the current status of coral reef ecosystems in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and complements other previous assessments. The focus of this report is primarily on da...


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