|Comparing coral reef survey methods. Report of a regional Unesco/UNEP Workshop, Phuket Marine Biological Centre, Thailand, 13-17 December 1982|
(1984). Comparing coral reef survey methods. Report of a regional Unesco/UNEP Workshop, Phuket Marine Biological Centre, Thailand, 13-17 December 1982. UNESCO Reports in Marine Science = Rapports de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer, 21. UNESCO: Paris. vi, 162 + annexes pp.
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Coral reefs; Surveys; Marine
Nine papers dealing with aspects of coral reef survey methods generally used in South East Asia, the Pacific, and elsewhere were prepared for the Unesco/UNEP workshop on coral reef survey management and assessment methods in Asia and the Pacific (Phuket, Thailand, 13-17 December, 1982).Included in this report are those papers, an introductory overview, and comparative results, obtained by experienced researchers from field work undertaken during the workshop on reefs at Ko Phi Phi Don, a small island to the southeast of Phuket in the Andaman Sea. In addition, an outline of survey goals and conclusions regarding the general applicability of methods to differing objectives are presented. Formal recommendations concerning limitation on trade in corals, future harmonization of general survey methods and formation of an organizational structure to facilitate international work on coral reef problems are also developed.