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Regional Decline of Coral Cover in the Indo-Pacific: Timing, Extent, and Subregional Comparisons

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Coral cover in the Indo-Pacific.

(a) Cover (means ± 1 SE) in ten subregions of the Indo-Pacific. Data are from 2003 for seven subregions and from 2002 for three subregions not adequately sampled after 2002 (Hawaiian Islands, Taiwan & Japan, and Western Pacific). Values above the bars are the number of reefs surveyed in each subregion. (b-i) Histograms illustrating percent coral cover in the Indo-Pacific and selected subregions during different periods. (d) is based on [45].

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0000711.g002