Sarigan Island is an uninhabited volcanic cone with a land area of 4.9 square kilometers. The island has experienced no terrestrial impacts since the removal of feral animals, although fishery resources continue to be harvested. Since the elimination of feral animals on this island (1997-1998), the vegetation has dramatically recovered, presumably reducing sediment runoff. According to the NOAA MARAMP towed-diver surveys, continuous reef areas along the east and south shores contained roughly 50 percent live coral cover. The MARAMP dive at Sarigan revealed a layer of sediment that had been deposited from the 2003 Anatahan eruption.
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