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Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary condition report 2008
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Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary condition report 2008
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    About this report -- Summary and findings -- National Marine Sanctuary system and system-wide monitoring -- Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary condition summary table -- Site history and resources -- Pressures on the Sanctuary -- State of the sanctuary resources -- Response to pressures -- Concluding remarks -- Acknowledgements -- Cited references -- Appendix A. Rating scheme for system-wide monitoring questions -- Appendix B. Consultation with experts and document review.

    Provides a summary of the marine resources in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, pressures on those resources, current condition and trends, and management responses to the pressures that threaten the integrity of the marine environment. Includes information on status and trends of water quality, habitat, living resources, and marine archaeological resources and the human activities that affect them. Helps identify gaps in current monitoring efforts, along with causal factors that may require monitoring and potential remediation in the future. The data is intended to note prior changes in resource status, and to provide guidance for challenges posed by increasing visitor use, military activities, underwater noise pollution, climate change, and other pressures. An Intergovernmental Policy Addendum to the report is available at: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/science/condition/ocnms/addendum.pdf

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