Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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Numerous research and monitoring reports have been published over four decades and continue.

The shallow coral reefs of the sanctuary are well documented physically, biologically and ecologically. The deeper areas of the sanctuary are less well documented, but ROV and submersible observations have provided a good understanding of the biological character of these areas.

List of the main publications

Title Author Year Editor / review
http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/document_library/documents.html National Marine Sanctuaries 2013 National Marine Sanctuaries

Briefly indicate in the chart if any regular monitoring is performed and for what groups/species

Species / group monitored
(give the scientific name)
Frequency of monitoring
(annual / biannual / etc...)
(In particular, you can describe here the monitoring methods that are used)