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Buck Island Reef National Monument

Partners for Protection and Resource Management:
A collaborative documentary between the National Park Service and NOAA

DVD label

The National Park Service’s Buck Island Reef National Monument in St. Croix, USVI and the NOAA Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment – Biogeography Branch have produced a video documenting the scientific work underway between the two agencies and its partners to produce data and information to support the management of marine resources found within and around the Monument. The 20-minute DVD product illustrates the agency partnership and showcases cutting-edge technologies to map and monitor the marine environment in an effort to evaluate the effectiveness of the marine protected areas (MPAs). Buck Island Reef National Monument is one of the few fully protected marine protected areas in the National Park System, and is “one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea.”


5-minute short

NOAA science diver QuickTime Windows Media Player

20-minute full video

ROV Mission onboard NOAA ship


Windows Media Player

Elkhorn Coral, Buck Island, USVIThis video is intended for visitors to Buck Island Reef National Monument, middle and high school educators teaching marine science and management, resource managers interested in further understanding science-based MPA management measures, and a host of other audiences.

To request a copy of the DVD, please contact:
Tim Battista ( or 301-713-3028 x171)

Related Projects:

Video Production Partners:

  • NOAA Office of Communications Video Studio
  • National Park Service - Buck Island Reef National Monument
  • NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch

For additional project information please contact:

Chief of Resource Management
National Park Service
Buck Island Reef National Monument
2100 Church Street
Christiansted, VI 00820

NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA/Biogeography Branch
1305 East West Highway,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-713-3028 x160

1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-713-3028 x171