Publications

2020 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Atlantic Jurisdictions

The primary purpose of this document is to describe the scoring process used for all the Atlantic jurisdictions: Florida, the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), Puerto Rico, and the Flower Garden Banks.

Coral reef condition : A status report for U.S. Coral Reefs

Pacific and Atlantic data from 20122018 indicate that U.S. coral reefs are in fair condition. Most themes did not meet their historical references, meaning they are moderately to very impacted. There are exceptions, but overall, the data suggest that reefs are vulnerable to further decline due to threats from ocean warming and acidification, coral disease, and fishing impacts. Download the document to learn more about U.S. Coral Reef condition. 

Coral reef condition: A status report for American Samoa

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. The American Samoa coral status report is part of a larger effort to provide communities and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems. The American Samoa status report presents the results of an analysis of indicators that were chosen to reflect key ecosystem processes and values.

Coral reef condition: A status report for Florida's coral reef

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. This status report is part of an ongoing series of documents to track the status and trends of coral reefs across the U.S. and its territories. Florida's Coral Reef status report is part of a larger effort to provide the public and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems. 

Coral reef condition: A status report for Guam

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. The Guam coral status report is part of a larger effort to provide the public and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems. This status report provides a geographically specific assessment of Guam coral reef condition for the period 2012–2017.

Coral reef condition: A status report for Puerto Rico

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. This status report is part of an ongoing series to track the status and trends of coral reefs across the U.S. and its territories. The Puerto Rico coral reef status report is part of a larger effort to provide communities and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems.

Coral reef condition: A status report for the Flower Garden Banks

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. This status report is part of an ongoing series of documents to track the status and trends of coral reefs across the U.S. and its territories. The Flower Garden Banks coral reef status report is part of a larger effort to provide the public and decision-makers with information that helps us manage and conserve coral reef ecosystems. 

Coral reef condition: A status report for the Hawaiian Archipelago

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. The Hawaiian Islands coral status report is part of a larger effort to provide communities and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems. This status report provides a geographically specific assessment of Hawaiian coral reef condition for the period 2012–2016.

Coral reef condition: A status report for the Northern Mariana Islands

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. The Northern Mariana Islands coral status report is part of a larger effort to provide the public and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems. This status report provides a geographically specific assessment of the Northern Mariana Islands coral reef condition for the period 2012–2017.

Coral reef condition: A status report for the Pacific Remote Islands

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. The Pacific Remote Islands coral status report is part of a larger effort to provide the public and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems. This status report provides a geographically specific assessment of Pacific Remote Islands coral reef condition for the period 2012–2016.

Coral reef condition: A status report for the U.S. Virgin Islands

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. This status report is part of an ongoing series of documents to track the status and trends of coral reefs across the U.S. and its territories. The USVI coral status report is part of a larger effort to provide the public and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems. 

Reporte: Estado de los arrecifes de coral en Puerto Rico

La conservación efectiva de los arrecifes de coral no se puede lograr sin un público informado y comprometido. Este informe de estado es parte de una serie que busca seguir la trayectoria del estado y tendencias de los arrecifes de coral en los Estados Unidos y sus territorios. El informe de los corales de Puerto Rico es parte de un esfuerzo mayor para proporcionar a las comunidades y a los tomadores de decisiones información sobre el manejo y conservación de los ecosistemas de arrecifes de coral.