New estimates of global and regional coral reef areas

  title={New estimates of global and regional coral reef areas},
  author={Mark Spalding and Andrew Grenfell},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
Abstract. Global and regional coral reef area statistics are of considerable value in fields ranging from global environmental change to fisheries to conservation. Although widely quoted, Smith’s 1978 figure of 600 000 km2 is only an approximate calculation. The World Conservation Monitoring Centre has prepared a new estimate of reef coverage by mapping emergent reef crest and very shallow reef systems. These data were rasterised, using 1 km grid squares, as a means of reducing errors arising… 
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