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Scientific Maps of Fragile Pacific Coral Ecosystem Provide Baseline Data for Conservation and Study

To support the development of the first digital seafloor habitat mapping tool for Palmyra Atoll, researchers from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science undertook an accuracy assessment data collection trip in June, 2010. During the three week mission, the group collected data to outline the distribution of coral reef ecosystems and fish communities within Palmyra Atoll

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