Kenneth Banks

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BACKGROUND Coral reefs are facing increasing pressure from natural and anthropogenic stressors that have already caused significant worldwide declines. In January 2010, coral reefs of Florida, United States, were impacted by an extreme cold-water anomaly that exposed corals to temperatures well below their reported thresholds (16°C), causing rapid coral(More)
High-latitude reef communities consisting of typical Caribbean fauna of variable composition and density exist on four parallel ridges at varying depths along the Broward County (Florida, USA) coast. Two of these ridges, at 7–13 and 15–30 m in depth, are drowned early Holocene coral reefs of 5 and 7 ky uncorrected radiocarbon age. In this study, community(More)
ii Notice The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through its Office of Research and Development funded portions of the research described here. Mention of trade names and commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. All research projects making conclusions and recommendations based on environmentally related measurements(More)
Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for their use by the United States government. iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We wish to express gratitude to all of the people, named and unnamed, who contributed to this Research Plan. This document truly represents the collective work of several individuals. In(More)
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program would like to thank all those involved in the process to identify and publish the coral reef management priorities for Florida. The commitment, time and effort invested in this process is greatly appreciated. These priorities will play an important role in defining NOAA's partnership with the jurisdiction to work(More)
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