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Monitoring

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 2011 for three of the repetitive photo stations at Stetson Bank. These photos may be used as part of the Reef Monitoring Lesson available for the classroom.

Also available:

East Flower Garden Bank Monitoring Images

West Flower Garden Bank Monitoring Images

Download the Reef Monitoring Lesson (636kb 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 Lesson. All images should be credited to Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS).

PIN 26 Photos

SB Pin 26 2002
2002

SB Pin 26 2003
2003

SB Pin 26 2004
2004
SB Pin 26 2005
2005
SB Pin 26 2006
2006
SB Pin 26 2007
2007
SB Pin 26 2008
2008
SB Pin 26 March 2009
March 2009

SB Pin 26 June 2009
June 2009

SB Pin 26 2010
2010

SB Pin 26 2011
2011

PIN 37 Photos

SB Pin 37 2002
2002
SB Pin 37 2003
2003
SB Pin 37 2004
2004
SB Pin 37 2005
2005
SB Pin 37 2006
2006
SB Pin 37 2007
2007
SB Pin 37 2008
2008
SB Pin 37 March 2009
March 2009

SB Pin 37 June 2009
June 2009

SB Pin 37 2010
2010
SB Pin 37 2011
2011
PIN 40 Photos
SB Pin 40 2002
2002
SB Pin 40 2003
2003
SB Pin 40 2004
2004
SB Pin 40 2005
2005
SB Pin 40 2006
2006
SB Pin 40 2007
2007
SB Pin 40 2008
2008
SB Pin 40 March 2009
March 2009
SB Pin 40 June 2009
June 2009
SB Pin 40 2010
2010
SB Pin 40 2011
2011



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