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List of 5 records

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1. Threats Climate: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. ...
In 1995, Imperieuse Reef, the most southerly of the Rowley Shoals suffered significant cyclone damage (60% coral cover reduced to 10%), but there has been rapid recovery of coral cover with current levels returning to those before the cyclone. The re...


2. Threats Climate: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Cyclone damage is the major cause of irregular but recurring patterns of coral loss and recovery. American Samoa was hit by 4 cyclones in the past 18 years (1987, 1990, 1991, 2004)....


3. Threats Climate: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Tropical storms and cyclones are a natural occurrence in the South Pacific region. American Samoa has been hit by four cyclones in the past 18 years (1986, 1990, 1991, 2004). The 1986 cyclone was especially damaging to the Manu’a Islands, the 1990 an...


4. Threats Climate: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. ...
Nevertheless, climate change presents a serious medium to long-term threat to coral reefs in Australia and PNG and it is certainly conceivable that some reefs may be degraded to the point where they cease to have viable coral communities while others...


5. Threats Climate: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
American Samoa has been hit by six cyclones in the past 20 years, including three since 2004 (Figure 10.10USReef_2008_Figure_10.10.gif2). In January 2004, Category 5 Cyclone Heta moved through American Samoa causing substantial damage with sustained ...


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