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Baseline Characterization of Living Marine Resources

Staff from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science traveled to St. Thomas, USVI from March 26th-29th to meet with local partners as part of a collaborative effort to provide a baseline characterization of living marine resources and chemical contamination in biota within the St. Thomas East End Reserve (STEER).

Data collected as part of this effort will comprise the marine component of planning efforts to address land-based pollution impacts to the STEER and will support the development of a comprehensive Watershed Management Plan for the area.

Partners from the U. S. Virgin Islands include staff from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Nature Conservancy, and University of the Virgin Islands.

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