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United States National Ocean Service Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Works: 175 works in 202 publications in 1 language and 13,239 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Naval history  Academic theses  Juvenile works  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Classifications: QH91.75.U6, 508.36432
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Fathoming our past : historical contexts of the National Marine Sanctuaries by Bruce G Terrell( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second edition of a resource produced by NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, updated since the first printing to include coverage of three newer sanctuaries and the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, as well as new information on the originally covered sanctuaries. This publication places the sanctuary system's maritime heritage resources in context with their time, place, and contemporary historical background. It is intended to help educate sanctuary personnel and visitors about historical events that took place in these regions, and also to identify potential areas in which further archaeological research should take place. Features numerous well-annotated historic illustrations and an extensive bibliography
Hawaiian Islands humpback whale : state of the sanctuary report by United States( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary condition report 2008( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary condition report 2008( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a summary of the marine resources in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, pressures on those resources, current condition and trends, and management responses to the pressures that threaten the integrity of the marine environment. Includes information on status and trends of water quality, habitat, living resources, and marine archaeological resources and the human activities that affect them. Helps identify gaps in current monitoring efforts, along with causal factors that may require monitoring and potential remediation in the future. The data is intended to note prior changes in resource status, and to provide guidance for challenges posed by increasing visitor use, military activities, underwater noise pollution, climate change, and other pressures. An Intergovernmental Policy Addendum to the report is available at:
Protect our ocean activity book : be an ocean guardian( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graveyard of the Atlantic : an overview of North Carolina's maritime cultural landscape by Joseph Hoyt( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of management strategies and regulations of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary by commercial fishers, dive operators, and environmental group members : a baseline characterization and 10-year comparison( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study providing 10-year comparisons in the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) management strategies and regulations, and establishing new baselines for future monitoring efforts. Includes comparisons of socioeconomic/demographic profiles of each user group, along with a variety of information on FKNMS zones, and new baseline information on spatial use, investment and costs-and-earnings for commercial fishers and dive operators, and views on resource conditions for all user groups, including environmental groups. Appendices present the user groups' survey instruments
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary : final management plan and environmental assessment by Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (Agency : U.S.)( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pursuant to section 304(e) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA; 16 U.S.C. 1434(e)), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has conducted a review of the management plan and regulations for Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS or sanctuary), located off the outer coast of the Olympic Peninsula in the State of Washington. As a result of the review, NOAA determined that it was necessary to revise the sanctuary's management plan and implementing regulations. NOAA is revising the OCNMS regulations to: prohibit wastewater discharges from cruise ships; clarify the language referring to considerations of Indian tribal governments when issuing permits; correct the size of the sanctuary based on new area estimates (without revising the sanctuary's actual boundaries); update of definitions; and update information such as office location. NOAA also makes additional changes to the grammar and wording of several sections of the regulations to ensure clarity and consistency with the NMSA and other sanctuaries in the National Marine Sanctuary System"--Cover letter; Portfolio comprised of three related PDF documents digitized and organized by: NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration (PPI) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) staff
Sanctuary watch( )

in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservation science in NOAA's national marine sanctuaries : description and recent accomplishment( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Biennial Ocean Climate Summit : finding solutions for San Francisco Bay area's coast and ocean : proceedings of the Summit, April 29, 2008, Golden Gate Club, the Presidio, San Francisco, California by Ocean Climate Summit( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of summit held by Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary to discuss potential climate change drivers and impacts, as well as adaptation and mitigation strategies, for local coastal and open ocean ecosystems in the San Francisco Bay Area. Goal was to address climate change impacts through fostering awareness, advocating solutions, and promoting action amongst government agencies and other stakeholders in order to build ecosystem resilience and sustainability. Desired outcomes included developing strategies for an action plan to establish the "Climate Solutions Initiative" for the Bay Area marine environment, and serving as a pilot program for implementing local climate change initiatives in NOAA's national marine sanctuary system
Examples of ecosystem-based management in national marine sanctuaries : moving from theory to practice( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the fall of 2008, graduate students from eight universities -- California State University Monterey Bay, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Connecticut, University of Hawai'i, University of Michigan, University of New Hampshire, University of South Florida, University of Washington -- participated in a 'Distributed Graduate Seminar' (DGS) at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California Santa Barbara. The goal of the semester-long seminar was to examine the role of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) in implementing ecosystem-based management (EBM) at the sites that make up the National Marine Sanctuary system. Each university collaborated with one or more Sanctuaries to conduct a case study based on a core set of questions regarding EBM. The products of these case studies encompassed a wide-range of topics, including detailed summaries of existing management strategies and original quantitative analyses and tools for implementing EBM within sanctuary boundaries. The Sanctuary Program's important role as a facilitator of management action was an emergent property of the case studies. They also found that facilitating management actions and engagement of partners is effectively used by sanctuaries and more common than regulatory actions. In April 2009, NCEAS hosted a 'Synthesis Working Group' that brought together representative graduate students and faculty from seven of the eight universities and ONMS staff to examine their case studies and share findings and establish commonalities amongst all Sanctuaries. The following is a synthesis produced at the April meeting of the Seminar case study materials"--Executive summary
Preliminary comparison of natural versus model-predicted recovery of vessel-generated seagrass injuries in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary by Amy V Uhrin( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes use of cellular automata model as part of a damage assessment process to forecast seagrass recovery rates in areas of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary affected by vessel groundings. Notes field validation of the forecasts was done by comparing model-predicted recovery to that observed to be occurring naturally for 30 documented vessel grounding sites. Preliminary findings indicate that the recovery model is generous to Responsible Parties, since the model forecasts a faster recovery than was observed to occur naturally. Report also notes that an examination of the relationship between select environmental factors and injury recovery dynamics is also underway
N-Control seagrass restoration monitoring report : monitoring events 2003-2008, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Monroe County, Florida by A. A Farrer( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This document presents the results of the monitoring of a repaired seagrass area injured by the N-Control vessel grounding incident of May 29, 2001. This grounding occurred in State of Florida waters within the boundaries of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) and impacted a total of 96.87 m2 of seagrass habitat, predominantly Turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum)"--Abstract
Davidson Seamount taxonomic guide by Eric J Burton( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes two multi-institutional expeditions in 2002 and 2006 led by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) to characterize the geology and natural history of the Davidson Seamount. Addresses a management plan created for the seamount to develop resource protection, education, and research strategies for this area. This taxonomic guide reviews an inventory of benthic and mid-water organisms observed at the seamount in order to provide a baseline taxonomic characterization. 237 taxa are presented, including 15 new or undescribed species. It is intended to be revised as we learn more about the seamount and organisms that live there
Variation in planning-unit size and patterns of fish diversity : implications for design of marine protected areas by Qiuyan Guo( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marine protected areas (MPAs) have commonly been used to conserve or protect communities and habitats sensitive to disturbance, provide refuge for juveniles and spawning adults of exploited species, and serve as a hedge against management miscalculations or abnormal conditions. Species-richness hotspots are often used as an important focus for identifying conservation targets. We investigated how variation in planning-unit size (i.e. 10x10 km, 20x20 km, 40x40 km, and 80x80 km) affected spatial patterns of fish species richness and identification of diversity hotspots in the Gulf of Maine - Georges Bank region of the northwest Atlantic. Data from region-wide seasonal bottom trawl surveys from 1975-2004 were used to calculate total and mean richness estimates at each spatial scale. We found that planning-unit size and spatial variation in sampling effort had a profound influence on emergent spatial patterns of diversity. Spatial patterns of sample effort were uneven and contributed to variation in patterns based on total richness, especially at the smallest planning-unit size. A bootstrap approach was subsequently used to standardize effort and to estimate mean richness in each grid cell. Hotspots, defined as those planning units representing the top 10% of species richness, shifted from coastal areas to offshore sites with steep topography near Georges Bank at coarser planning-unit sizes, for both total richness and standardized effort approaches. Hotspots with similar species composition, based on cluster analysis, had discontinuous distributions at 10-km and 20-km scales. Regressions of analysis of similarity (ANOSIM) R values versus distance between hotspot pairs, at each planning-unit size, did not indicate any strong linear relationships. Furthermore, ANOSIM procedures at each planning-unit size showed that the 10-km scale had the highest species dissimilarity (based on Global R values) among individual hotspots. These results may be attributed to the patchy distribution of multiple species based on variation in habitat affinities and fewer habitat types occurring in small planning-units. It is difficult to conclude that a large MPA is better than several small MPAs; however, we suggest that increasing planning-unit size can reduce the effect of sample size on the selection of hotspots, increase confidence in the results of such analyses, and increase probability of encompassing representative species at regional scales"--Abstract
Normalization and characterization of multibeam backscatter Koitlah Point to Point of the Arches, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary : survey HMPR-115-2004-03 by Steven S Intelmann( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes collection of high resolution bathymetric data in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary by the NOAA ship Rainier during 2001-2004, using multibeam echosounders. Discusses how video, bathymetry data, sediment samples, and backscatter imagery were integrated to describe the geological and biological habitat, and how the data can be used with a GIS for display, query, and analysis. These survey operations were conducted through a partnership between NOAA's Office of Coast Survey (OCS), NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP), and NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (NMAO)
Dynamics of hard substratum communities inside and outside of a fisheries habitat closed area in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (Gulf of Maine, NW Atlantic)( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dynamics of gravel and boulder reef invertebrate community structure in areas inside and outside a closed fisheries habitat that overlaps Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary were analyzed based on time-series photographic transects from 1998-2005. The effectiveness of this protected area was evaluated based on three common predictions that emerge from previous studies of fishing impacts and the performance of temperate marine protected areas. We determined if: (1) gravel and boulder habitats have similar community composition, (2) community structure diverged between fished and unfished sites attributable to chronic fishing impacts, (3) structure forming invertebrates increased in abundance within the protected area, and (4) diversity increased within the protected area. Overall our results demonstrate that community structure over the seven years since closure in 1998 has been dynamic across both habitat types as well as within and outside the Western Gulf of Maine Closure (WGOMC) despite a high degree of similarity between paired habitat stations at the time of closure. Comparisons of each habitat type inside and outside the closure across years in regards to community structure, populations of component taxa, and patterns of diversity all demonstrated a response to the closure but not in ways that are normally predicted from previous closed areas studies. Despite the presence of hard substratum resources in both boulder and gravel habitats, community structure was different between habitat types across all years. Community structure changed across time both inside and outside the WGOMC suggesting, at least to-date, recovery without resilience. While community composition tended to be more similar within each station than between each year, the pattern of similarity from 2005 transects suggest a greater degree of difference in composition between replicates from inside gravel and boulder stations than those paired stations outside. This pattern suggests the dominance of local processes, such as predation and competition, may be driving community composition inside the closed areas (i.e., contributing to greater variation in the distributions of taxa within stations). This is in contrast to larger spatial scale disturbance processes, produced either by natural events or by fishing activities that dominate at outside stations. Species populations and community structure within the closed area have yet to reach any stable configuration. Interestingly, structural guilds and population trajectories of component taxa changed over time in unpredictable ways. We predicted that structure forming invertebrates would increase in abundance over time within the protected area due to elimination of fishing gear disturbance and a recovery of erect and emergent fauna. However, only encrusting forms at the boulder stations outside the closed area increased significantly from 1998 to 2005. Finally, the expected increase in species diversity at stations within the WGOMC was not observed by the end of the study period at either gravel or boulder stations. Overall the findings indicate that the WGOMC is having a significant impact on invertebrate community structure and that the community inside the closure area on both boulder and gravel habitats is recovering from chronic fishing gear impacts. However, community structure is dynamic and that 'recovery' of the seafloor community does not necessarily lead to a climax community"--Abstract
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Applied ecology California--Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary California--Pacific Coast California--San Francisco Cellular automata Climatic changes Climatic changes--Social aspects Coastal ecology Coastal zone management Coasts Coral reefs and islands--Monitoring Ecology--Remote sensing Environmental policy Evaluation Fishery management Florida--Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Hawaii--Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Hydrographic surveying--Remote sensing Manners and customs Marine biology Marine ecology Marine ecosystem management Marine parks and reserves Marine resources conservation Marine resources conservation--Research Marine resources development Marine sediments--Remote sensing Massachusetts Massachusetts--Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Michigan Michigan--Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve National Marine Sanctuary Program (U.S.) National parks and reserves Navigation North Carolina North Carolina--Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Pacific Ocean--Davidson Seamount Planning Research Shipwrecks Southern States Texas--Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Travel Trawls and trawling--Environmental aspects United States United States.--National Ocean Service.--Office of National Marine Sanctuaries United States.--Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.--Sanctuaries and Reserves Division United States.--Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.--Sanctuary Programs Division Washington (State)--Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary West United States
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