Land-based pollution impacting coral reefs in Vatia Bay.
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PIFSC special publication ; SP-16-001
"Coral Reef Conservation Program."
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"The coral reef in Vatia Bay, American Samoa, is in peril. Recently, staff from NOAAs Coral Reef Ecosystem Program conducted underwater surveys to document the status of coral communities by measuring percent coral cover and coral demographics at 18 sites throughout the bay. The survey data reveals the impacts of land-based sources of pollution (runoff, sedimentation, and nutrient loading) on coral reefs in the bay. This information also provides a baseline to assess the effectiveness of management actions aimed at reducing landbased stressors in the area. These photographs illustrate the appearance of the reef at three locations: inner, middle, and outer bay"--Page . [doi:10.7289/V5BZ6417 (http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5BZ6417)]
Includes bibliographical reference (page 1).
Coral reef conservation American Samoa.
Coral reef ecology Monitoring American Samoa.
Coral reefs and islands Monitoring American Samoa.
Coral reefs and islands Effect of water pollution on American Samoa.
Water Pollution Monitoring American Samoa.
Marine resources conservation American Samoa.
Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (U.S.), publisher.
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.), sponsor.
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PIFSC special publication ; SP-16-001.
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