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The Occurrence of Coral Species Reported as Threatened in Federally Protected Waters of the US Pacific

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dc.contributor.author Kenyon, Jean
dc.contributor.author Maragos, James
dc.contributor.author Fenner, Douglas
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-13T21:20:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-13T21:20:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6785
dc.description.abstract "A recent study reported that seventy-five species of reef-building corals, considered to be at elevated extinction risk when assessed by the criteria of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, occur in Pacific waters under United States jurisdiction. Closer examination substantiates records of occurrence for 66 species, while records for the other 9 species were based on misinterpretations or are otherwise uncertain. Of these, at least 55 have been reported from reef habitat under federal protection within National Parks, Marine National Monuments, National Marine Sanctuaries, and National Wildlife Refuges. The highest number of species (31) is found within the Ofu Island unit of the National Park of American Samoa, followed by Kingman Reef(24) and Palmyra Atoll (21), both within the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Federally protected areas already in place serve as important habitats for resources whose stewardship needs and priorities may vary over time." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject coral reefs en_US
dc.subject marine resources en_US
dc.subject protected areas en_US
dc.title The Occurrence of Coral Species Reported as Threatened in Federally Protected Waters of the US Pacific en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Journal of Marine Biology en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 1-12 en_US

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