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Reefs for the future: Resilience of coral reefs in the main Hawaiian Islands

By Brett Schumacher Declining health of coral reef ecosystems led scientists to search for factors that support reef resilience: the ability of reefs to resist and recover from environmental disturbance. Scientists recently identified 11 measurable factors that affect the resilience … Continue reading

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Researchers continue studies of effects of water circulation and sedimentation on benthic communities at Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Members of the benthic and oceanography teams of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) are on a 2-week deployment on Tutuila, American Samoa, as part of 2 projects funded by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program. Both projects … Continue reading

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Study reveals differences in coral development within Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Analyses of quantitative data from surveys conducted last year in American Samoa corroborate anecdotal patterns of differences in coral cover and demographics between the northern areas and the southern and central areas of Faga`alu Bay. Here, we provide a … Continue reading

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