sp00u1le5 - CORAL REEFS Unit 1 Lesson 5: Reef Protection...

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PROJECT OCEANOGRAPHY SPRING 2000 35 CORAL REEFS Unit 1 Lesson 5: Reef Protection and Preservation. Lesson Objectives: Students should gain an appreciation for Marine Sanctuaries and Protected Areas and the goals of the National Marine Sanctuary Program. Vocabulary: Sanctuary, ecosystems, larvae, progeny, and carrying capacity What is the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS)? The National Marine Sanctuaries consist of 12 special underwater regions designated by the Secretary of Commerce under the authority of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972. This act of Congress defines marine sanctuaries as “areas of special national significance due to their resource or human use values.” Its purpose is to promote management so as to protect “conservation, recreational, ecological, historical, research, educational, or aesthetic value.” National Marine Sanctuaries are located along U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, Hawaii and American Samoa. They range in size from one to over 5,300 square miles. See the map of the National Marine Sanctuaries on the following page.
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PROJECT OCEANOGRAPHY SPRING 2000 36 C ORAL R EEFS
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PROJECT OCEANOGRAPHY SPRING 2000 37 CORAL REEFS The word sanctuary is derived from a Latin word meaning “sacred,” and is most often thought of as a place of worship. It has also come to mean “a reserved area in which birds and other animals, especially wild animals, are protected from hunting or molestation.” The word takes on a special meaning in relation to marine sanctuaries, where the wild animals include whales, sea turtles, coral reefs,
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course OCB 6050 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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