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Davidson Seamount Action Plan

MBNMS (October 2008)

In: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Final Management Plan, prepared as part of the Joint Management Plan Review (JMPR), Volume III of IV, pages 133-147. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, National Marine Sanctuary Program, Monterey, California.


Develop and implement a resource protection plan for the Davidson Seamount, increase understanding of the seamount through characterization and ecological process studies, and develop education programs for the seamount and other seamounts throughout the nation.