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||Kolinski, Steven P.
||An assessment of corals five years following transplantation at Aua, Tutuila, American Samoa [electronic resource] / by Steven P. Kolinski.
||Honolulu, HI : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Regional Office, 2006.
||Electronic text document (10 p.) : PDF, col. ill., col. map ; 204.8 KB.
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||Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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||Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 28, 2009).
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, Abandoned Vessel Inventory Project - American Samoa: Pago Pago follow up, Data validation, SPREP coordination. Project ID: 1887-05. Principal Investigator: Doug Helton.
||"The survival, growth and live tissue status of 354 transplanted scleractinian corals were monitored over a five year period at Aua, Tutuila, American Samoa. These corals had been removed to avoid burial by temporary causeway construction, and were returned back and reattached in their general area of origin. Transplant survival approximately one year following reattachment was high (91 to 92%) in 2001; however, by 2005 survival (60 to 78%) had declined significantly. Lobate Porites species and Pocillopora eydouxi had significantly higher survival rates than small and mid-sized Pocillopora species. Transplant colonies did not fare worse than controls in terms of survival, growth and change in live tissue cover. Coral transplantation has the potential to preserve individual colonies from impending impacts. However, a broader perspective on how and whether transplants contribute to enhanced system recovery needs to be investigated"--Abstract.
||Includes bibliographical references (p. 9-10).
||SILVER SPRING: Print-out of online document also available.
||Coral reef conservation American Samoa Tutuila Island.
Corals American Samoa Tutuila Island Growth Observations.
Coral reef ecology Monitoring American Samoa Tutuila Island.
||United States. National Marine Fisheries Service. Pacific Islands Region.
||QH76.5.A46 K65 2006 (Online)
|NOAA Central Library, Silver Spring, MD
||QH76.5.A46 K65 2006