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Land-based pollution impacting coral reefs in Vatia Bay


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Title:
Land-based pollution impacting coral reefs in Vatia Bay
Author(s):
United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (U.S.),
Coral Restoration
Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (U.S.)
United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Corporate Name:
United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (U.S.),
Coral Restoration
Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (U.S.)
United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Dates of Publication:
2016
Abstract:
The coral reef in Vatia Bay, American Samoa, is in peril. Recently, staff from NOAA's 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 [1]. [doi:10.7289/V5BZ6417 (http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5BZ6417)]
Keywords:
Coral reef conservation
Coral reef ecology
Coral reefs and islands
Effect of water pollution on
Marine resources conservation
Monitoring
Pollution
Water
Place Keywords:
American Samoa
Local Corporate Name:
NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service)
PIFSC (Pacific Islands Science Center)
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
Type of Resource:
Professional Paper
Genre:
PIFSC special publication ; SP-16-001
Note:
The coral reef in Vatia Bay, American Samoa, is in peril. Recently, staff from NOAA's 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 [1]. [doi:10.7289/V5BZ6417 (http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5BZ6417)]
2016
NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service)
PIFSC (Pacific Islands Science Center)
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
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http://doi.org/10.7289/V5BZ6417
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