Below is a sampling of publications generated by NOAA's coral ecosystem activities between 2002-2006. To access a complete list of NOAA coral ecosystem related publications, use the CoRIS Geoportal (http://www.coris.noaa.gov/search/) search tool.
The Reef Manager’s Guide provides information on the causes and consequences of coral bleaching, and management strategies to help local and regional reef managers reduce this threat to coral reef ecosystems.
In September 2002, NOAA, in cooperation with the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, released a report to Congress entitled A National Coral Reef Action Strategy. This document provides a nation-wide status report implementation of the National Action Plan and the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000.
The first of the biennial progress reports required by the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 was released by NOAA in July 2005. Developed in cooperation with the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, the report to Congress, entitled Implementation of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy: Report on the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Activities from 2002-2003, provides an update on activities undertaken to implement the National Coral Reef Action Strategy.