ResourceRemote Sensing and Modeling: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources
"A new paradigm has emerged for management of coral reefs in an era of changing climate managing for resilience. A fundamental need for such management to be effective is our ability to measure and map coral reef resilience. We review the resilience conce...
ResourceThe State of the coral reefs of the U.S. Virgin Islands [electronic resource] / Nicolas Drayton ... [et al.].
Describes the ecology and current status of the coral reefs of the U.S. Virgin Islands, including natural and human-caused stresses. Presents information on local research and educational activities that contribute to reef conservation, and the use of var...
ResourceSt. Croix East End Marine Park : interpretive guide / [Kim Ishida, Jeanne Brown and Melanie Feltmat].
ResourceHope in the face of a Caribbean coral crisis [electronic resource] / by Rebecca Lindsey with contributions from Jamie Sziklay.
"Facing the possibility of a massive coral bleaching event in the Caribbean Sea in late summer and early fall 2010, a USGS biologist based at U.S. Virgin Islands National Park hopes that the season won't have the same devastating outcome as a similar even...
ResourceEnvironmental water and sediments of Christiansted Harbor, St. Croix / Maynard Nichols ... [et al.].
ResourceU.S. Virgin Islands recreational fishing & boating information pamphlet / [prepared by Judy Pierce ... [et al.]].
ResourceIslas Virgenes de los Estados Unidos panfleto informativo pesca recreativa y uso de botes / [preparado cerca Judy Pierce ... [et al.]].
ResourceSt. Thomas Training Video
ResourceBibliography: Pelican Rock, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Provides citations for and links to resources selected to advance research and study of Pelican Rock, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The bibliography's citations are considered gray literature, and its contents will be expanded over time. The bibliography...
ResourceBibliography: Salt River Canyon Region, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Provides citations for and links to resources selected to advance research and study of the Salt River Canyon region of St. Croix, Virgin Islands. The bibliography's citations are considered gray literature, and its contents will be expanded over time. Th...
ResourceScientists "see" ocean floor via sonar
Scientists use cameras and sonar near the U.S. Virgin Islands to "see" the sea floor and find out how fish and other sea life use the underwater habitats, which include coral reefs and sea grasses.
ResourceNOAA unveils new mapping tool for St. John
"NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science announces the launch of the St. John Biogeography Integrated Online Mapper (BIOMapper). The St. John BIOMapper provides managers and scientists with improved access to coastal and ocean data and a way to ...
ResourceSTEER/Fish Bay/Coral Bay test BIOMapper
Welcome to the STEER/Fish Bay/Coral Bay BIOMapper, a fully interactive, online feature designed to let users explore benthic habitat mapping data. This portal contains a comprehensive collection of data, including aerial imagery, LiDAR imagery, benthic ha...
ResourceSt. John BIOMapper
The St. John Biogeography Integrated Online Mapper (or BIOMapper) is a fully interactive, online feature designed to let users explore data from Benthic Habitat Mapping off St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands National Park, and Virgin Islands Reef National Monu...
ResourceTowards Predicting coral disease patterns: quantifying coral responses to disease in the US Virgin Islands
"Coral diseases are a major driver of coral decline within reef habitats of the U.S. Virgin Islands, including those within the protective boundaries of federal and territorial reserves. The overall objective of this study is to identify consistent patter...
ResourceAssessment of nearshore juvenile grouper habitats using traditional knowledge of fishermen
Local fishermen and outside scientists worked together to conduct underwater surveys assessing nearshore habitats of juvenile grouper on the South and North sides of St. Croix. This report details the metholology and results of these surveys.
ResourceAssessment of the impact of watershed restoration on marine sedimentation in the USVI
"This is the first study to use a high resolution monitoring to directly compare turbidity and deposition data collected from below developed and minimally developed watersheds, and to separate resuspension induced turbidity and deposition from runoffindu...
ResourceSt. Croix East End Marine Park interpretive guide
This is a guide for the St. Croix East End Marine Park. The St. Croix East End Marine Park (STXEEMP or Park) was established in January 2003 with financial and logistical support from the Department of the Interior and National Oceanographic and Atmospher...
ResourceSummary from August 14-16, 2006 Watershed and Stormwater Management Workshop, St. Croix, USVI
This memo summarizes discussions and recommendations generated during a three-day training workshop on watershed and stormwater management funded by NOAA OCRM and supported by DPNR CZM. Workshop participants included primarily DPNR staff from CZM and DEP,...
ResourceEvaluating USVI tools for protecting local watersheds
ResourceAssessment of Chemical Contaminants in Biota from the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, St. Croix, USVI
"The Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve (SARI) in St. Croix, USVI, comprises an area of 1,015 acres and is jointly managed by the National Park Service (NPS) and the USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). Ha...
ResourceThe history of the St. Croix East End Marine Park. Creating momentum, a legacy in the making
This is a poster produced by NOAA CRCP Award Number NA05NMF4631055.
ResourceSt. Croix East End Marine Park Summary of Support (2014-2015)
"The St. Croix East End Marine Park (STXEEMP) was established to protect territorially significant marine resources, and promote sustainability of marine ecosystems, including coral reefs, sea grass beds, wildlife habitats and other resources, and to cons...
ResourceWorkshop on Caribbean MPA Effectiveness and Adaptive Management, St. Croix, USVI
ResourceImpacts of fishing on parrotfish grazing in St. Croix - A case study on the ecological impacts of fishery management actions: Final Report
"This report summarizes information from a three year study to evaluate the impacts of fishing on parrotfish grazing in St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands. The largest parrotfish fishery in the U. S. Caribbean is located on St. Croix. For many years, commerc...