Midway Atoll Coral Reef Research

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Introduction:

The Midway Atoll Coral Reef Research Project is an integrated, multi-disciplinary program of biological, geological, and oceanographic studies that explore the current state of Midway’s reefs and the processes that shape them. The research incorporates historical impacts and aims to understand the likely effects of projected global changes for coral reefs and propose management procedures that may reduce or mitigate these effects. The project was established in 2005 as a collaboration between the University of California Santa Cruz under the leadership of Dr. Donald Potts, the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Mitsubishi Corporation’s Global Coral Reef Conservation Project.

The project aims to:

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