Contents

Abstract

Introduction and Setting

Located in the central Pacific Ocean and spanning more than 5,025,000 km2 (1,940,000 mi2), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is comprised of 1,225 islands and islets including 29 atolls and five solitary, low coral islands. Only 0.01%, or 181.3 km2, of the country is dry land. The atolls and islands are arranged in two roughly parallel groupings - the eastern Ratak (or Sunrise) Chain containing 15 atolls and two islands, and the Ralik (Sunset) Chain to the west containing 14 atolls and three islands.

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Bibliographic Data

Title
The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Author
Beger, M; Jacobson, D; Pinca, S; Richards, Z; Hess, D; Harriss, F; Page, C; Peterson, E; Baker, N
Editor
Waddell, J.E. and A.M. Clarke
Year
2008
Publication Type
Book Chapter
Publisher
NOAA
Book Title
The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the US and Pacific Freely Ass.States
Number of pages
387-417
Images
False
Publisher
NOAA
Abstract URL
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Full Text
Whole book chaper about the Marshall Islands, direct link