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NCCOS and National Park Service Map the Virgin Islands National Park and the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands to Improve Park Management

Scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service, recently created habitat maps for the Virgin Islands National Park and the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands to assist resource managers. Thirty-two distinct habitat types within 12 zones were mapped using aerial imagery for shallow-water areas (< 30 m), and acoustic imagery (collected by the NOAA R/V Nancy Foster) for moderate-depth areas (30

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