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Monitoring

WEST FLOWER GARDEN 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 1989 to present for one of the repetitive photo stations at West Flower Garden Bank. These photos may be used as part of the Reef Monitoring Lesson available for the classroom.

Also available:

Stetson Bank Monitoring Images

East 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 501 Photos

WFGB Pin 501 1989
1989

WFGB Pin 501 1990
1990

WFGB Pin 501 1991
1991
WFGB Pin 501 1992
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WFGB Pin 501 1998
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WFGB Pin 501 1999
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WFGB Pin 501 2004
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WFGB Pin 501 2005
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WFGB Pin 501 2007
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WFGB Pin 501 2008
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WFGB Pin 501 2009
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WFGB Pin 501 2010
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WFGB Pin 501 2011
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WFGB Pin 501 2012
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WFGB Pin 501 2013
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WFGB Pin 501 2014
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