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Summary report of baseline surveys and installations conducted in 2015 in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa


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Title:
Summary report of baseline surveys and installations conducted in 2015 in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
Author(s):
United States. National Marine Fisheries Service,
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (U.S.),
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 Reef Ecosystem Program (U.S.)
United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Dates of Publication:
2016
Abstract:
This report describes baseline surveys conducted as a partnership between the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) in February and March 2015. CRED implements the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (RAMP), an ecosystem-scale interdisciplinary coral reef monitoring program. This partnership with NMSAS enabled additional sampling work which focused on the marine sanctuaries of American Samoa. Collectively, these resulting data provide a baseline assessment of American Samoa's sanctuaries. Furthermore, since the survey method and design are also implemented as part of Pacific RAMP, these data are directly comparable to data from elsewhere in the region. The intention here is to continue this work periodically so that the status of biological communities within sanctuaries can be tracked over time and in comparison to reef areas outside of the sanctuaries"--Summary. [doi:10.7289/V5N014J6 (http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5N014J6)]
Keywords:
Coral reef conservation
Coral reefs and islands
Corals
Ecology
Marine ecology
Marine parks and reserves
Monitoring
Place Keywords:
American Samoa
Local Corporate Name:
NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service)
PIFSC (Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center)
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
Type of Resource:
Technical Report
Genre:
PIFSC data report ; DR-16-007
Note:
This report describes baseline surveys conducted as a partnership between the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) in February and March 2015. CRED implements the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (RAMP), an ecosystem-scale interdisciplinary coral reef monitoring program. This partnership with NMSAS enabled additional sampling work which focused on the marine sanctuaries of American Samoa. Collectively, these resulting data provide a baseline assessment of American Samoa's sanctuaries. Furthermore, since the survey method and design are also implemented as part of Pacific RAMP, these data are directly comparable to data from elsewhere in the region. The intention here is to continue this work periodically so that the status of biological communities within sanctuaries can be tracked over time and in comparison to reef areas outside of the sanctuaries"--Summary. [doi:10.7289/V5N014J6 (http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5N014J6)]
2016
NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service)
PIFSC (Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center)
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
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http://doi.org/10.7289/V5N014J6
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