The Published Reports in the Conservation Series

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To date, the following reports have been published in the Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series. See the listing of document topics to the right to assist with topic searches.

Science for Management


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Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Science Review of Artificial Reefs

(ONMS-12-05)


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Examining the Conservation Level of Marine Management Areas within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: How Protected is the Sanctuary?

(ONMS-12-04)


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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function of Shallow Bank Systems within Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS)

(ONMS-12-03)


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Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of Management Strategies and Regulations of the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary by Users and Non-users of the Sanctuary

(ONMS-12-01)


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Facilitating Research in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Summary of the 2010 Workshop to Inform the Ecosystem-based Management Initiative

(ONMS-11-06)


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Climate Impacts to the Nearshore Marine Environment and Coastal Communities: American Samoa and Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary

(ONMS-11-05)


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Climate Change Impacts: Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries

(ONMS-11-04)


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Fish and Habitat Community Assessments on North Carolina Shipwrecks: Potential sites for detecting climate change in the Graveyard of the Atlantic

(ONMS-11-03)


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Coastal Ocean Mammal and Bird Education and Research Surveys (BeachCOMBERS), 1997-2007: Ten years of monitoring beached marine birds and mammals in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 

(ONMS-11-02)


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Reducing the Threat of Ship Strikes on Large Cetaceans in the Santa Barbara Channel Region and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary: Recommendations and Case Studies

(ONMS-11-01)


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Dynamics of Hard Substratum Communities Inside and Outside of a Fisheries Habitat Closed Area in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (Gulf of Maine, NW Atlantic)

(ONMS-10-05)


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Stellwagen Bank Marine Historical Ecology Final Report

(ONMS-10-04)


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Variation in Planning-Unit Size and Patterns of Fish Diversity: Implications for Design of Marine Protected Areas

(ONMS-10-03)


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Examples of Ecosystem-Based Management in National Marine Sanctuaries: Moving from Theory to Practice

(ONMS-10-02)


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The Application Of Observing System Data In California Current Ecosystem Assessments

(ONMS-10-01)


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Reconciling Ecosystem-Based Management and Focal Resource Conservation in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

(ONMS-09-04)


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Caribbean Connectivity: Implications for Marine Protected Area Management

(ONMS-08-07)


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Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of Management Strategies and Regulations of FKNMS by Commercial Fishers, Dive Operators, and Environmental Group Members: A Baseline Characterization and 10-year Comparison

(ONMS-08-06)


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Conservation Science in NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries: Description and Recent Accomplishments

(ONMS-06-04)


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Developing Alternatives for Optimal Representation of Seafloor Habitats and Associated Communities in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

(ONMS-06-02)


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2002 - 03 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Science Report: An Ecosystem Report Card After Five Years of Marine Zoning

(ONMS-06-12)


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Channel Islands Deep Water Monitoring Plan Development Workshop Report

(ONMS-05-05)


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Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Area to be Avoided Education and Monitoring Program

(MSD-00-1)


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A Review of Marine Zones in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

(MSD-01-2)


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A Review of the Ecological Effectiveness of Subtidal Marine Reserves in Central California

(MSD-04-2, MSD-04-3)


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Noise Levels and Sources in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the St. Lawrence River Estuary

(MSD-05-1)


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The Impacts of Coastal Protection Structures in California's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

(MSD-05-3)


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The Economic Contribution of Whalewatching to Regional Economies: Perspectives From Two National Marine Sanctuaries

(MSD-00-2)


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Multi-species and Multi-interest Management: an Ecosystem Approach to Market Squid (Loligo opalescens) Harvest in California

(MSD-99-1)


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A Comparison of Seafloor Habitats and Associated Benthic Fauna in Areas Open and Closed to Bottom Trawling Along the Central California Continental Shelf

(MSD-09-02)


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Grounding Events: Response and Restoration


Lagniappe II Coral Reef Restoration Monitoring Report Monitoring Events 2002 to 2010 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monroe County, Florida 

(ONMS-11-07)


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N-Control Seagrass Restoration Monitoring Report Monitoring Events 2003-2008 Florida Keys National Marine SanMonroe County, Florida  

(ONMS-10-06)


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Preliminary Comparison of Natural Versus Model-Predicted Recovery of Vessel-Generated Seagrass Injuries in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

(ONMS-09-03)


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M/V ELPIS Coral Reef Restoration Monitoring Report Monitoring Events 2004-2007 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monroe County, Florida 

(NMSP-08-03)


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M/V ALEC OWEN MAITLAND Coral Reef Restoration Monitoring Report Monitoring Events 2004-2007 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monroe County, Florida

(NMSP-08-01)


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M/V WELLWOOD Coral Reef Restoration Monitoring Report Monitoring Events 2004-2006 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monroe County, Florida

(NMSP-07-02)


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M/V CONNECTED Coral Reef Restoration Monitoring Report Monitoring Events 2004-2005 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monroe County, Florida

(NMSP-06-10)


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M/V JACQUELYN L Coral Reef Restoration Monitoring Report Monitoring Events 2004-2005 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monroe County, Florida 

(NMSP-06-09)


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M/V WAVE WALKER Coral Reef Restoration Baseline Monitoring Report - 2004 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monroe County, Florida 

(NMSP-06-08)


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Pre-Construction Coral Survey of the M/V Wellwood Grounding Site

(MSD-03-1)


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Habitat Mapping


Automated, Objective Texture Segmentation of Multibeam Echosounder Data - Seafloor Survey and Substrate Maps from James Island to Ozette Lake, Washington Outer Coast

(NMSP-07-05)


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Survey report of NOAA Ship McArthur II cruises AR-04-04, AR-05-05 and AR-06-03: Habitat classification of side scan sonar imagery in support of deep-sea coral/sponge explorations at the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

(NMSP-07-01)


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Habitat Mapping Effort at the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary - Current Status and Future Needs

(NMSP-06-11)


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Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Habitat Mapping: Survey report and classification of side scan sonar data from surveys HMPR-114-2004-02 and HMPR-116-2005-01

(NMSP-06-07)


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Normalization and Characterization of Multibeam Backscatter: Koitlah Point to Point of the Arches, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

(ONMS-06-03)


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Benthic Habitat Mapping in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

(ONMS-06-01)


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Comments on Hydrographic and Topographic LIDAR Acquisition and Merging with Multibeam Sounding Data Acquired in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

(ONMS-06-05)


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Biogeography


A Bioregional Classification of the Continental Shelf of Northeastern North America for Conservation Analysis and Planning Based on Representation

(NMSP-07-03)


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Biogeographic Analysis of the Tortugas Ecological Reserve

(NMSD-04-1)


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Distribution and Sighting Frequency of Reef Fishes in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

(MSD-01-1)


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Symposia and Workshops


First Biennial Ocean Climate Summit: Finding Solutions for San Francisco Bay Area's Coast and Ocean

(ONMS-08-05)


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A Scientific Forum on the Gulf of Mexico: The Islands in the Stream Concept

(MSD-08-04)


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Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary: Proceedings of the 1998 Research Workshop, Seattle, Washington

(MSD-01-04)


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Workshop on Marine Mammal Research & Monitoring in the National Marine Sanctuaries

(MSD-01-03)


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CONNECTIVITY Science, People and Policy in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

(NMSP-08-02)


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Living Resource Studies


Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Okeanos Explorer Cruise, 2011, Taxonomic Guide

(ONMS-13-06)


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Chemical Contaminants, Pathogen Exposure and General Health Status of Live and Beach-Cast Washington Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni

(ONMS-09-01)


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Davidson Seamount Taxonomic Guide

(ONMS-08-08)


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Observations of Deep Coral and Sponge Assemblages in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Washington

(NMSP-07-04)


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A Pilot Study of Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus Walbaum 1792) Movement in the Conch Reef Research Only Area (Northern Florida Keys) 

(NMSP-06-06)


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Movement of yellowtail snapper and black grouper in the northern Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary as determined by acoustic telemetry

(MSD-05-4)


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An annotated bibliography of diet studies of fish of the southeast United States and Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary 

(MSD-05-2)


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Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary: A Rapid Assessment of Coral, Fish, and Algae Using the AGRRA Protocol 

(MSD-00-3)


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