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Sarah Seabrook In Indonesia there exists an area where one can monitor coral reef biodiversity in ways unlike anywhere else in the world. This place is Hoga Island in Wakatobi, South East Sulawesi. Hoga Island is surrounded by a triangle of coral reef systems. Many of these systems are con- tained in Wakatobi National Park, and thus have been protected from many of the anthropogenic invasions that have been devastating coral reef populations world wide. Researchers in this area are surrounded by biodiversity and can see visually what healthy coral reef systems should in fact look like. This investigation will allow a great deal of data to be added to the Reef Check
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Unformatted text preview: Coral Reef Monitoring Program which keeps track of coral reefs in over forty countries allowing scientists to see what restoration and preservation methods are working, and which are not. Also, this project will allow scientists to see what pristine coral reef systems should look like, and the life that should surround them. By the end of the research project we will have a solid under-standing of how ocean acidification and temperature increases are harming coral reef populations world wide....
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