Publications about Virgin Islands

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Coral reef condition : A status report for U.S. Coral Reefs (Page 1)

Coral reef condition : A status report for U.S. Coral Reefs

Donovan EC, Towle E, Kelsey RH, Allen M, Barkley H, Besemer N, Blondeau J, Eakin M, Edwards K, Enochs I, Fleming C, Geiger E, Grove LJ, Groves S, Johnson M, Johnston M, Kindinger T, Manzello D, Miller M, Oliver T, Samson J, and Viehman S. ·
11 November 2020

Pacific and Atlantic data from 2012–2018 indicate that U.S. coral reefs are in fair condition. Most themes did not meet their historical references, meaning they are moderately to very impacted. There are exceptions, but overall, the data suggest that reefs are vulnerable to further decline due to threats from ocean warming and acidification, coral disease, and fishing impacts. Download the document to learn more about U.S. Coral Reef condition.

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2020 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Atlantic Jurisdictions (Page 1)

2020 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Atlantic Jurisdictions

Donovan EC, Towle EK, Blondeau J, Eakin M, Edwards K, Edwards P, Enochs I, Fleming C, Formel N, Geiger E, Gorstein M, Grove J, Groves S, Johnson M, Kelsey RH, Manzello D, Miller N, and Viehman S ·
6 November 2020

The primary purpose of this document is to describe the scoring process used for all the Atlantic jurisdictions: Florida, the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), Puerto Rico, and the Flower Garden Banks.

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Coral reef condition: A status report for the U.S. Virgin Islands (Page 1)

Coral reef condition: A status report for the U.S. Virgin Islands

Jeremiah Blondeau, Marilyn Brandt, Mark Eakin, Kimberly Edwards, Kitty Edwards, Peter Edwards, Ian Enochs, Mike Feeley, Chloe Fleming, Nate Formel, Erick Geiger, Matt Gorstein, Jay Grove, Sarah Groves, Leslie Henderson, Marlon Hibbert, Nathaniel Holloway, Matt Johnson, Thomas Kelley, Heath Kelsey, Jennifer Koss, Derek Manzello, Caroline Pott, Tyler Smith, Erica Towle, Shay Viehman. ·
14 May 2020

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. This status report is part of an ongoing series of documents to track the status and trends of coral reefs across the U.S. and its territories. The USVI coral status report is part of a larger effort to provide the public and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems.

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Drought in the U.S. Caribbean: Fact Sheets (Page 1)

Drought in the U.S. Caribbean: Fact Sheets

Brianne Walsh, Nathan Miller, Kate Petersen ·
1 August 2019

In 2015, the National Climate Adaptation Science Center began working with each regional Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) to implement a network-wide initiative aimed at identifying what we know about the impacts of drought on ecosystems across the country. A key component of this initiative was the implementation of eight regional ecological drought workshops.

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Light Availability and Diurnal Growth of a Green Macroalga (Caulerpa-Cupressoides) and a Seagrass (Halophila-Decipiens) (Page 1)

Light Availability and Diurnal Growth of a Green Macroalga (Caulerpa-Cupressoides) and a Seagrass (Halophila-Decipiens)

Williams SL and Dennison WC ·
1990

The effects of daily light period on diurnal growth patterns of a green macroalga [Caulerpa cupressoides v. lycopodium f. elegans (J. Agardh) Weber-van Bosse] and a seagrass (Halophila decipiens Ostenfeld) were investigated in Salt River submarine canyon in the US Virgin Islands in summer 1984. The daily light period, in which quantum irradiance exceeded the light saturation point for photosynthesis of the macroalga and seagrass, was manipulated in situ using lamps and shades.

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