Caribbean guidelines for coral reef biophysical monitoring

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The GCRMN-Caribbean guidelines have been developed to provide a systematic snapshot of the ecosystem health of coral reefs and, when repeated through time, insight into temporal trends in reef condition. Based on the conclusions of a retrospective analysis of trends in reef health over the past decades, GCRMN-Caribbean partners have agreed that there is great value in coordinating and standardizing future monitoring efforts.