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Nature. 2001 Sep 6;413(6851):36.

Spectrographic imaging. A bird's-eye view of the health of coral reefs.

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Tropical Coastal Management Studies, Department of Marine Sciences and Coastal Management, Ridley Building, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK. p.j.mumby@ncl.ac.uk

Abstract

Almost three-quarters of the world's coral reefs are thought to be deteriorating as a consequence of environmental stress. Until now, it has been possible to evaluate reef health only by field survey, which is labour-intensive and time-consuming. Here we map live coral cover from the air by remote imaging, a technique that will enable the state of shallow reefs to be monitored swiftly and over large areas.

PMID:
11544515
DOI:
10.1038/35092617
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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