Below is a sampling of publications generated by NOAA's coral ecosystem activities in 2008. To access a complete list of NOAA coral ecosystem related publications, use the CoRIS Geoportal
(http://www.coris.noaa.gov/search/) search tool.
The 2008 Coral Reef Educational Resources CD is a collection of coral reef education and outreach materials created by state and federal agencies as well as non-profit organizations that are part of the Education and Outreach Working Group of the US Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF). The materials cover a wide-range of topics related to coral reefs, including basic coral biology, coral reef ecosystems, human use, threats, and conservation efforts. The contents of the CD are being provided online as a convenience and to allow wider distribution.
The Field Manual for Investigating Coral Disease Outbreaks is intended to serve as an operational guide to coordinate effective, informative responses by outbreak response teams to unusual incidents of coral disease or mortalities. It was developed as an aid to provide context and consistency for outbreak investigations and to help train coral disease outbreak response teams so that coordinated response operations can be executed.
This report compiles and synthesizes information from existing sources focusing on recent demographic, economic, and population projection variables of each area’s resident population. Statistics and maps showing the extent of coral habitats in relation to these populations is also presented.
The Proceedings of the International Cyanide Detection Testing Workshop summarizes the outcomes of the workshop, including summary recommendations, working group reports, abstracts and white papers from speakers, and background information on cyanide fisheries.
In 2008, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the first report to Congress on the Implementation of the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program, called for in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006 (MSRA).
Produced by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), this is a report from 70 coral reef scientists and managers documenting what happened to coral reefs due to the bleaching events and tropical storms of 2005.
Implementation of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy: Report on the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Activities from 2004-2006, provides an update on activities undertaken to implement the National Coral Reef Action Strategy.