Executive Summary - Phase II
Editor: Erica Burton
The MBNMS Site Characterization was created to be a "living" document that can be readily updated and expanded in scope. Since completion of Phase I in 1996, hundreds of references have been added to the bibliographic database (Nov. 2004: 11,460 references). Due to the expanded bibliography and improved web technologies, the bibliographic database has moved to the Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN) web page, with links remaining on pages of the site characterization. In addition, several reports commissioned by the MBNMS, which contribute to our knowledge of human influences of the Sanctuary (including a new section on submerged cultural resources), have been added to the site characterization to produce Phase II.
Additions to the Human Influences section include:
Future phases of this site characterization will focus on updating existing topics (e.g. Geology), and expanding the bibliographic database.