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List of 19 records

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1. Resources Overview: Southeast Asia, Paracel Islands. The Paracel Islands are a group of atolls, atoll complexes and platform reefs, together with some 31 small islands in the South China Sea. Sovereignty over these islands is disputed with Vietnam. A...
The Paracel Islands are a group of atolls, atoll complexes and platform reefs, together with some 31 small islands in the South China Sea. Sovereignty over these islands is disputed with Vietnam. A considerable diversity of corals and other groups ha...


2. Resources Overview: Southeast Asia, Philippines. The Philippines are a large and complex mass of over 7 000 islands making up the north of insular Southeast Asia. Together with Indonesia to the south, the Philippines lie in the center of global coral...
The Philippines are a large and complex mass of over 7 000 islands making up the north of insular Southeast Asia. Together with Indonesia to the south, the Philippines lie in the center of global coral reef biodiversity and have a vast area of reefs....


3. Resources Overview: South Asia, Pakistan. While there is little published information describing the sub-littoral marine communities of Pakistan, this country is not believed to have any true coral reefs. However, coral communities on hard substrates...
While there is little published information describing the sub-littoral marine communities of Pakistan, this country is not believed to have any true coral reefs. However, coral communities on hard substrates are suspected, particularly in the east. ...


4. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Palau. The Republic of Palau is a separate group at the end of the Caroline Islands, 741km east of Mindanao and 1,300km southwest of Guam. There are 20 larger islands and 500 small islands stretching over 700km. The bi...
The Republic of Palau is a separate group at the end of the Caroline Islands, 741km east of Mindanao and 1,300km southwest of Guam. There are 20 larger islands and 500 small islands stretching over 700km. The biggest island, Babeldaob, is volcanic an...


5. Resources Overview: U.S. Caribbean, Puerto Rico. Coral reefs are discontinuous around the main island of Puerto Rico, and most abundant along the east, south and west coasts. The offshore islands are more continuously fringed by reefs. Coral cover is...
Coral reefs are discontinuous around the main island of Puerto Rico, and most abundant along the east, south and west coasts. The offshore islands are more continuously fringed by reefs. Coral cover is highly varied, and the island includes some of t...


6. Resources Overview: Southern Tropical America, Panama. 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 (~1...
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 ...


7. Resources Overview: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is one of the world’s major coral reef nations, with a vast area of reefs. The total area is probably considerably larger than the figure of 13 840 square kilomete...
Papua New Guinea is one of the world’s major coral reef nations, with a vast area of reefs. The total area is probably considerably larger than the figure of 13 840 square kilometers provided here, as many reefs remain unmapped in the present work. L...


8. Resources Overview: U.S. Caribbean, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico, the smallest of the Greater Antilles, is located in the north central Caribbean, between the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to the east and the Dominican Republic to the west (Figure 5.1USReef...
Puerto Rico, the smallest of the Greater Antilles, is located in the north central Caribbean, between the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to the east and the Dominican Republic to the west (Figure 5.1USReef_2005_Figure_37.gif2). Puerto Rico is an archipel...


9. Resources Overview: U.S. Caribbean, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has a population of approximately 3.8 million people. The capitol city of San Juan is the main population center with 434,000 people, or 11.4% of the total population (2001 Census; http://w...
Puerto Rico has a population of approximately 3.8 million people. The capitol city of San Juan is the main population center with 434,000 people, or 11.4% of the total population (2001 Census; http://www.censo. gobierno.pr/Centro_Datos_Censales.htm, ...


10. Resources Overview: Southeast and Central Pacific, Pitcairn Islands. The Pitcairn Islands are a group of four small islands situated between latitudes 23° and 26° South and longitudes 124° and 131° West in the South Pacific, about 2,000 km southeast ...
The Pitcairn Islands are a group of four small islands situated between latitudes 23° and 26° South and longitudes 124° and 131° West in the South Pacific, about 2,000 km southeast of Tahiti and 1,900 km west of Easter Island. The group comprises Pit...


11. Resources Overview: Pacific. The U.S. Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIAs) are nine sovereign Federal territories that straddle the equator in the central Pacific. All are single reef ecosystems that are a part of a large central Pacific biogeographic...
The U.S. Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIAs) are nine sovereign Federal territories that straddle the equator in the central Pacific. All are single reef ecosystems that are a part of a large central Pacific biogeographic and geological province cons...


12. Resources Overview: Pacific. Overall Conditions and Summary of Analytical Results NOAA, USFWS, Bishop Museum, and other scientists and volunteers have now completed species inventories (including many new records) and assessments and initiated monit...
Overall Conditions and Summary of Analytical Results NOAA, USFWS, Bishop Museum, and other scientists and volunteers have now completed species inventories (including many new records) and assessments and initiated monitoring of reef fishes and cora...


13. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Palau. INTRODUCTION AND SETTING The Republic of Palau, part of the Caroline Islands group, is the westernmost archipelago in Oceania located 741 km east of Mindanao in the southern Philippines and about 1,300 km south...
INTRODUCTION AND SETTING The Republic of Palau, part of the Caroline Islands group, is the westernmost archipelago in Oceania located 741 km east of Mindanao in the southern Philippines and about 1,300 km southwest of Guam. Palau is composed of 12 i...


14. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Palau. Palau has the most diverse coral fauna of Micronesia and the highest density of tropical marine habitats of comparable geographic areas around the world. In addition to coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrass beds,...
Palau has the most diverse coral fauna of Micronesia and the highest density of tropical marine habitats of comparable geographic areas around the world. In addition to coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrass beds, Palau has deep algal beds, mud basins,...


15. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Palau. Palau is the most western archipelago in Oceania, has the most diverse coral reef fauna of Micronesia and is home to the highest density of tropical marine biota of any comparable geographic area in the world. A...
Palau is the most western archipelago in Oceania, has the most diverse coral reef fauna of Micronesia and is home to the highest density of tropical marine biota of any comparable geographic area in the world. An estimated 425 coral species and 1,700...


16. Resources Overview: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea. Manus has the smallest land area and population of any PNG province with about 500 people on Andra Island and 900 on Ahus Island. The Andra community has a customary monopoly to s...
Manus has the smallest land area and population of any PNG province with about 500 people on Andra Island and 900 on Ahus Island. The Andra community has a customary monopoly to supply local and provincial capital markets with lime from scleractinia...


17. Resources Overview: Persian Gulf, Persian Gulf. -These coral reefs grow under extreme conditions of highly variable salinities and temperatures, thus representing excellent models to study global climate change. However, in 1996, 1998 and 2002, there...
-These coral reefs grow under extreme conditions of highly variable salinities and temperatures, thus representing excellent models to study global climate change. However, in 1996, 1998 and 2002, there were massive losses from coral bleaching; -New...


18. Resources Overview: South Asia, Pakistan. The coral communities along the Baluchistan coast have been poorly studied, although surveys around Jiwani and the area near Astola Island identified 25 coral species and 77 reef fish species. National capaci...
The coral communities along the Baluchistan coast have been poorly studied, although surveys around Jiwani and the area near Astola Island identified 25 coral species and 77 reef fish species. National capacity to survey and monitor coral reefs remai...


19. Resources Overview: Micronesia, Palau. This report is one of several that describe the status of Palau’s coral reefs. In 2005, 25249Golbuu et al., 20051. provided an overview of Palau’s complex marine habitats stretching from Ngaruangel Atoll in the ...
This report is one of several that describe the status of Palau’s coral reefs. In 2005, 25249Golbuu et al., 20051. provided an overview of Palau’s complex marine habitats stretching from Ngaruangel Atoll in the north to Helen Reef Atoll in the south....


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