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Benthic Habitat Mapping of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Research Area(s): Marine Spatial Ecology
Primary Contact(s): matt.kendall@noaa.gov

We conducted benthic habitat mapping of shallow-water coral reef areas off Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to inventory the coral reefs and related bottom types. Such an inventory is needed for successful coral reef ecosystem management. This represents the first U.S. coral reef area to be mapped under the purview of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force.
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