Coral resilience indicator summaries and resilience scores for CNMI
Coral reefs across the Pacific are coping with changing environmental conditions as ocean temperatures rise and local stressors (like pollution and sedimentation) affect coastlines. While coral reefs are sensitive to changes in their environment, some reefs are more resilient, or able to recover from disturbance more quickly, than others. These maps are the results of gathering information on reef resilience and vulnerability at 78 reef locations throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to inform local coastal management and decision making.
Professor of Marine Biology, University of Guam
Marine Applied Research Center