THe Wider Pacific

Clive Wilkinson cwilkins at
Fri Aug 16 23:32:26 EDT 2002

Third call to coral reef workers

Do you have any coral reef status or monitoring data and information for
reefs in:

The Pacific - Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia

The regional coordinators for the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
are compiling the latest information on the status of their reefs for
publishing in Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2002 due for release in
November. There are often huge gaps in their information.

They would like to hear from you on where and when you visited their
regions and if possible get access to any data you have on the status of
the reefs and fish populations. We would particularly like to get
information on reefs before and after the massive 1998 bleaching event to
document the extent of losses and subsequent recovery.  Any data or
anecdotal accounts will be useful.

Also if you are launching major initiatives in any parts of this region,
maybe we can include a Box in the next report.

Please send these to the GCRMN Node Coordinators:

Micronesia, NW Pacific - Palau, The Marshalls, FSM, Northern Marianas, Guam
- Carol Emaurois <emaurois2000 at>

Polynesia SE Pacific- French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Tonga, Kiribati,
Tokelau, Niue, Wallis & Futuna - Bernard SALVAT <bsalvat at>

Melanesia SW Pacific- Fiji, New Caledonia, Nauru, Tuvalu, Solomon Ids,
Vanuatu - "Reuben Sulu" <sulu_r at> and Cameron Hay
 Hay_C at,

The report on the Northwest and High Hawaiian Islands is being coordinated
by NOAA in Washington.

Thank you

Clive Wilkinson

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Clive Wilkinson, Coordinator
Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
c/o Australian Institute of Marine Science
Tel: +61 7 4729 8452 or 4772 4314; Fax: +61 7 4729 8499
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