Coral Reef Ecosystem Monitoring Report for American Samoa: 2002-2006
During a series of Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (RAMP) expeditions to American Samoa in 2002, 2004, and 2006 scientists in the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division and partner organizations collected extensive information on coral reef biological communities and habitats throughout the American Samoa Archipelago. CRED has completed the final report of the study's results and it is now available online.
The draft report was presented to the resource management agencies and key stakeholders in American Samoa and at the 18th U.S. Coral Reef Task Force meeting in American Samoa in August 2007 by Rusty Brainard, CRED Division Chief. The final report was released at the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium in Florida in July 2008.
Individual chapters of the report may downloaded below in PDF format.
- Cover, Authors and Front Matter (0.8 MB)
- Acknowledgements (0.2 MB)
- Table of Contents (0.2 MB)
- Executive Summary (0.2 MB)
- Chapter 1. Introduction (7.7 MB)
- Chapter 2. Methods (15.0 MB)
- Chapter 3. Tutuila and Aunu'u Islands (74.0 MB)
- Chapter 4. Ofu and Olosega Islands (49.0 MB)
- Chapter 5. Ta'u Island (52.0 MB)
- Chapter 6. Rose Atoll (60.0 MB)
- Chapter 7. Swains Island (58.0 MB)
- Chapter 8. Archipelagic Comparisons (13.0 MB)
- Appendices (0.7 MB)