Skip to main content
Unsupported Browser Detected

Internet Explorer lacks support for the features of this website. For the best experience, please use a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Coral Reef Ecosystems of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument: 2000–2016 Overview

August 31, 2018

This booklet provides an overview of key findings on corals, reef fish, and ocean conditions in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM) collected during ten research missions from 2000–2016.

Pacific Remote Islands Overview Cover

The overview booklet summarizes key findings and temporal trends from Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program surveys—part of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program’s broad-scale surveys program. Across the U.S. Pacific Islands, Pacific RAMP surveys incorporate benthic habitat mapping, ecological and environmental assessment and monitoring, and applied research to support improved ecosystem-based management and conservation. In this overview, we analyzed and summarized ecosystem information to provide user-friendly figures, tables, maps, and descriptions. The booklet provides a snapshot of coral reef health and conditions at the seven islands and atolls in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument as well as comparisons to other reefs across the U.S. Pacific region.


Boyle S, De Anda V, Koenig K, O'Reilly E, Schafer M, Acoba T, Dillon A, Heenan A, Oliver TA, Swanson DW, Vargas-Ángel B, Weijerman M, Wegley Kelly L, Brainard RE, Williams ID. Coral Reef Ecosystems of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument: 2000–2016 Overview, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 62 p., 2017.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on 06/18/2020

Ecosystems Corals Coral Reefs Coral Reef Fisheries Coral Reef Monitoring