of Marine Life, Census of Coral Reefs Expedition to
French Frigate Shoals (October 2006)
the majority of the collection methods,
2-3 stations will be surveyed at each
habitat type listed below
three replicates per station: the forereef (5, 10, & 25m),
the reef crest (0-1m), the back reef (1m), intertidal shores
(0-1m), lagoon sand (5-10m), lagoon patch reef (5-10m),
deep bank tops (30-100m), deep reef slopes (50-200m), as
well as idiosyncratic habitats such as La Perouse, arc
shell reefs, Acropora areas, and Halimeda fields.
All procedures will be conducted via snorkeling, SCUBA,
small boat operations,
and ship-based support and the total area covered in this
sampling effort will be minimal in comparison to the overall
size of the atoll.
on one of the following areas to follow the expedition.
activities of the expedition.
or semi-daily personal journal entries by
in the expedition. These journals do not necessarily reflect
the positions of any of the agencies connected with this
Interviews with expedition participants, scientists,
vessel crew, educators, etc.
Highlights or special information such as interesting
discoveries, articles or related research.