Reports in The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States series represent the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s ongoing effort to assess the condition of the nation’s shallow water coral reef ecosystems based on quantitative results of assessment and monitoring activities conducted by federal, state, territory, commonwealth, non-governmental, private and academic partners.
Reports are published approximately every three years and contain the most current and comprehensive assessment of the condition of U.S. coral reef ecosystems in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific.
The series was called for in the National Coral Reef Action Strategy and was designed to address the primary threats, goals, and objectives outlined in the Strategy, the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, and other guidance documents developed by the Coral Reef Conservation Program, the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force and other partner organizations.
In an effort to make this wealth of knowledge widely available, each report is available for free download. You may also e-mail CoralReport2008@noaa.gov to request a free print or CD* copy.
2008 Report Press Kit Now Available
* CD's only available for the 2008 edition