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Overview > Benthic Habitat Mapping > Palmyra Atoll

Palmyra Atoll

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This project began in January 2009 and was completed in December 2011. The first effort in this location, we mapped the waters surrounding Palmyra Atoll to help researchers develop reef fish management strategies, optimize biological monitoring sampling design, and evaluate natural and man-made changes over time (e.g., climate change, invasive species eradication, and lagoon causeway mitigation). For more information about this projects data contact Tim Battista or John Christensen.

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Fig 1 Palmyra satellite view 2001 by GeoEye
Satelllite view of Palmyra atoll (GeoEye, 2001)

Figure 2. Derived bathymetry and multibeam bathymetry (Kyle Hogrefe, Gaia Geo-Analytical, Oregon State University)
Derived bathymetry and multibeam bathymetry (Kyle Hogrefe, Gaia Geo-Analytical, Oregon State University)

fig 3 draft benthic habitat map for Palmyra atoll NOAA 2009
Draft benthic habitat map for Palmyra Atoll (NOAA 2009)

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