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STETSON BANK MONITORING IMAGES

Long-term monitoring efforts at the sanctuary include the use of repetitive photo stations--pins mark locations on the reef where researchers return each year to take photos. By comparing photos from year to year they can evaluate the changes taking place on the reef.

Following are photos from 2002 to present for three of the repetitive photo stations at Stetson Bank. These photos may be used as part of the Reef Monitoring educational activity available for the classroom.

Download the Reef Monitoring Lesson (215kb pdf)

Click on a picture below to see a larger, hi-resolution image. Right click on the resulting image and save it to your computer for use with the Reef Monitoring Activity. All images should be credited to Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS).

PIN 26 Photos

Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2002.
Stetson Bank Pin 26
June 2002
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2003.
Stetson Bank Pin 26
September 2003
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2004.
Stetson Bank Pin 26
June 2004
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2005.
Stetson Bank Pin 26
June 2005
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2006.
Stetson Bank Pin 26
June 2006
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2007.
Stetson Bank Pin 26
July 2007
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2008.
Stetson Bank Pin 26
June 2008

Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in March 2009.
Stetson Bank Pin 26
March 2009

Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in June 2009.
Stetson Bank Pin 26
June 2009
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2010.
Stetson Bank Pin 26
August 2010
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2011.
Stetson Bank Pin 26
July 2011
 

PIN 37 Photos

Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2002.
Stetson Bank Pin 37
June 2002
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2003.
Stetson Bank Pin 37
September 2003
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2004.
Stetson Bank Pin 37
June 2004
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2005.
Stetson Bank Pin 37
June 2005
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2006.
Stetson Bank Pin 37
June 2006
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2007.
Stetson Bank Pin 37
July 2007
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2008.
Stetson Bank Pin 37
June 2008
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in March 2009.
Stetson Bank Pin 37
March 2009
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in June 2009.
Stetson Bank Pin 37
June 2009
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2010.
Stetson Bank Pin 37
August 2010
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2011.
Stetson Bank Pin 37
July 2011
 

PIN 40 Photos

Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2002.
Stetson Bank Pin 40
June 2002
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2003.
Stetson Bank Pin 40
September 2003
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2004.
Stetson Bank Pin 40
June 2004
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2005.
Stetson Bank Pin 40
June 2005
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2006.
Stetson Bank Pin 40
June 2006
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2007.
Stetson Bank Pin 40
July 2007
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2008.
Stetson Bank Pin 40
June 2008
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in March 2009.
Stetson Bank Pin 40
March 2009
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in June 2009.
Stetson Bank Pin 40
June 2009
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2010.
Stetson Bank Pin 40
August 2010
Coral, sponges, and algae on the reef in 2011.
Stetson Bank Pin 40
July 2011
 



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