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Report Offers In-depth Look at Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Life and Ecosystems

A new NOAA report published by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries provides the sharpest picture yet of the marine life and ecosystems of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PMNM). A Marine Biogeographic Assessment of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands examines the geographic distribution of the island chain’s marine life and habitats, and the conditions that determine where they are found.

Monument managers will use the report as a baseline to monitor changes in the marine monument, to identify resource management and research priorities, and to develop a Natural Resources Science Plan for conducting future studies in the area.

To download the report or request a hard copy or CD, visit this page.

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