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The Published Reports in the Conservation Series

To date, the following reports have been published in the Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series:

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Document Topics

Science for Management Biogeography
Grounding Events: Response and Restoration Symposia and Workshops
Habitat Mapping Living Resource Studies

Science for Management

Ocean Climate Indicators: A Monitoring Inventory and Plan for Tracking Climate Change in the North-central California Coast and Ocean Region
(ONMS-14-09)

A Review of Resource Management Strategies for Protection of Seamounts
(ONMS-14-08)

The Containerized Shipping Industry and the Phenomenon of Containers Lost at Sea
(ONMS-14-07)

A Profile of the Hook and Line Fishery for California Halibut in Monterey Bay, California: Learning from Fishermen through Collaborative Research
(ONMS-14-06)

Economic Impact of the Commercial Fisheries on Local County Economies from Catch in the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary 2010, 2011 and 2012
(ONMS-14-01)

Economic Impact of the Commercial Fisheries on Local County Economies from Catch in the Gulf of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary 2010, 2011 and 2012
(ONMS-14-02)

Economic Impact of the Commercial Fisheries on Local County Economies from Catch in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 2010, 2011 and 2012
(ONMS-14-03)

Economic Impact of the Commercial Fisheries on Local County Economies from Catch in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary 2010, 2011 and 2012
(ONMS-14-04)

Economic Impact of the Commercial Fisheries on Local County Economies from Catch in All California National Marine Sanctuaries 2010, 2011 and 2012
(ONMS-14-05)

Technical Appendix: Economic Impact of the Commercial Fisheries on Local County Economies from Catch in California National Marine Sanctuaries 2010, 2011 and 2012
(ONMS-13-07)

The Natural Resources of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: A Focus on Federal Waters
(ONMS-13-05)

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: Version 2
(ONMS-13-04)

Technical Appendix: 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: Version 2
(ONMS-13-03)

Seabird Protection Network: Guide for Establishing New Chapters
(ONMS-13-02)

Climate Change and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary: Interpreting Potential Futures
(ONMS-13-01)

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Science Review of Artificial Reefs
(ONMS-12-05)

Examining the Conservation Level of Marine Management Areas within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: How Protected is the Sanctuary?
(ONMS-12-04)

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function of Shallow Bank Systems within Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS)
(ONMS-12-03)

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)

Technical Appendix: 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-12-02)

Facilitating Research in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Summary of the 2010 Workshop to Inform the Ecosystem-based Management Initiative
(ONMS-11-06)

Climate Impacts to the Nearshore Marine Environment and Coastal Communities: American Samoa and Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary
(ONMS-11-05)

Climate Change Impacts: Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries
(ONMS-11-04)

Fish and Habitat Community Assessments on North Carolina Shipwrecks: Potential sites for detecting climate change in the Graveyard of the Atlantic
(ONMS-11-03)

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)

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)

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)

Stellwagen Bank Marine Historical Ecology Final Report
(ONMS-10-04)

Variation in Planning-Unit Size and Patterns of Fish Diversity: Implications for Design of Marine Protected Areas
(ONMS-10-03)

Examples of Ecosystem-Based Management in National Marine Sanctuaries: Moving from Theory to Practice
(ONMS-10-02)

The Application Of Observing System Data In California Current Ecosystem Assessments
(ONMS-10-01)

Reconciling Ecosystem-Based Management and Focal Resource Conservation in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
(ONMS-09-04)

Caribbean Connectivity: Implications for Marine Protected Area Management
(ONMS-08-07)

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)

Conservation Science in NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries: Description and Recent Accomplishments
(ONMS-06-04)

Developing Alternatives for Optimal Representation of Seafloor Habitats and Associated Communities in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
(ONMS-06-02)

2002 - 03 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Science Report: An Ecosystem Report Card After Five Years of Marine Zoning
(NMSP-06-12)

Channel Islands Deep Water Monitoring Plan Development Workshop Report
(ONMS-05-05)

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Area to be Avoided Education and Monitoring Program (MSD-00-1)

A Review of Marine Zones in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary(MSD-01-2)

A Review of the Ecological Effectiveness of Subtidal Marine Reserves in Central California (MSD-04-2, MSD-04-3)

Noise Levels and Sources in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the St. Lawrence River Estuary (MSD-05-1)

The Impacts of Coastal Protection Structures in California's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MSD-05-3)

The Economic Contribution of Whalewatching to Regional Economies: Perspectives From Two National Marine Sanctuaries (MSD-00-2)

Multi-species and Multi-interest Management: an Ecosystem Approach to Market Squid (Loligo opalescens) Harvest in California (MSD-99-1)

A Comparison of Seafloor Habitats and Associated Benthic Fauna in Areas Open and Closed to Bottom Trawling Along the Central California Continental Shelf
(ONMS-09-02)

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)

N-Control Seagrass Restoration Monitoring Report Monitoring Events 2003-2008 Florida Keys National Marine SanMonroe County, Florida
(ONMS-10-06)

Preliminary Comparison of Natural Versus Model-Predicted Recovery of Vessel-Generated Seagrass Injuries in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
(ONMS-09-03)

M/V ELPIS Coral Reef Restoration Monitoring Report Monitoring Events 2004-2007 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monroe County, Florida
(NMSP-08-03)

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)

M/V WELLWOOD Coral Reef Restoration Monitoring Report Monitoring Events 2004-2006 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monroe County, Florida
(NMSP-07-02)

M/V CONNECTED Coral Reef Restoration Monitoring Report Monitoring Events 2004-2005 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monroe County, Florida
(NMSP-06-10)

M/V JACQUELYN L Coral Reef Restoration Monitoring Report Monitoring Events 2004-2005 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monroe County, Florida
(NMSP-06-09)

M/V WAVE WALKER Coral Reef Restoration Baseline Monitoring Report - 2004 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monroe County, Florida
(NMSP-06-08)

Pre-Construction Coral Survey of the M/V Wellwood Grounding Site(MSD-03-1)

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)

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)

Habitat Mapping Effort at the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary - Current Status and Future Needs
(NMSP-06-11)

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)

Normalization and Characterization of Multibeam Backscatter: Koitlah Point to Point of the Arches, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
(ONMS-06-03)

Benthic Habitat Mapping in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
(ONMS-06-01)

Comments on Hydrographic and Topographic LIDAR Acquisition and Merging with Multibeam Sounding Data Acquired in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
(ONMS-06-05)

Biogeography

A Bioregional Classification of the Continental Shelf of Northeastern North America for Conservation Analysis and Planning Based on Representation
(NMSP-07-03)

Biogeographic Analysis of the Tortugas Ecological Reserve(MSD-04-1)

Distribution and Sighting Frequency of Reef Fishes in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary(MSD-01-1)

Symposia and Workshops

First Biennial Ocean Climate Summit: Finding Solutions for San Francisco Bay Area's Coast and Ocean
(ONMS-08-05)

A Scientific Forum on the Gulf of Mexico: The Islands in the Stream Concept
(NMSP-08-04)

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary: Proceedings of the 1998 Research Workshop, Seattle, Washington(MSD-01-04)

Workshop on Marine Mammal Research & Monitoring in the National Marine Sanctuaries(MSD-01-03)

CONNECTIVITY Science, People and Policy in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
(NMSP-08-02)

Living Resource Studies

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Okeanos Explorer Cruise, 2011, Taxonomic Guide
(ONMS-13-06)

Chemical Contaminants, Pathogen Exposure and General Health Status of Live and Beach-Cast Washington Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni)
(ONMS-09-01)

Davidson Seamount Taxonomic Guide
(ONMS-08-08)

Observations of Deep Coral and Sponge Assemblages in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Washington
(NMSP-07-04)

A Pilot Study of Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus Walbaum 1792) Movement in the Conch Reef Research Only Area (Northern Florida Keys)
(NMSP-06-06)

Movement of yellowtail snapper and black grouper in the northern Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary as determined by acoustic telemetry (MSD-05-4)

An annotated bibliography of diet studies of fish of the southeast United States and Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary (MSD-05-2)

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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