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 Monument
Governors Island National Monument Governors Island National Monument is a facility operated by the New York City.
Russell Cave National Monument The Russell Cave National Monument is a Bridgeport.
National Monument A National Monument is a Congress.
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 Buck Island Reef National Monument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buck Island Reef National Monument, or just Buck Island is a small, uninhabited, 176 acre (712,000 m²) island about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the northeast coast of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
The U.S. National Monument was created in 1961 and greatly expanded in 2001, over the bitter opposition of local fisherman.
The marine ecosystem surrounding the island includes an elkhorn coral barrier reef that surrounds two-thirds of the island and provides cover for a great variety of reef fish.
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 GORP - Buck Island National Monument in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Diving & hiking..
GORP - Buck Island National Monument in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Hurricane Hugo's effect on Buck Island in 1989 forced long-term, dramatic changes in both land and marine systems.
Scuba diving is allowed in the national monument only in two designated areas.
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 Reef
Buck Island Reef National Monument Buck Island is a small, uninhabited, 176-acre island about 1.5 miles north of the nor...
Blacktip Reef Shark The Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) is a shark of tropical and warm temperate seas.
Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis (1792) The Western Reef Heron, Egretta gularis, is a medium-sized India.
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 Geology of Buck Island Reef National Monument
In 1948 Buck Island became a park and was administered by the Virgin Islands Government; in 1961 the area was transferred to the National Park Service.
Of all the reef residents, the corals have the most extraordinary habits; these are the architects, the builders, and the landlords of the reef.
Reef ecology is one in which the animals far outnumber the plants—the reverse of lush land communities where plants outnumber animals.
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 Buck Island - USVI
Buck Island National Monument is 6000 feet long and ½ a mile wide.
The Buck Island area was first protected in 1948 and later became a national park in 1962 under the direction of John F. Kennedy.
Buck Island offers a pristine white sand beach; excellent snorkeling and a wonderful look at marine life around spectacular coral reefs and gardens.
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 USVI - St.Croix - Visitor Favorites
Buck Island National Reef Monument, an 880-acre nature preserve, boasts an underwater snorkeling trail that has become one of the most popular attractions in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Visitors are ferried by boat to the island one mile northeast of St. Croix to view the stunning array of coral and sea life.
Estate Whim Plantation Museum is located on the west end of the island.
www.usvitourism.vi /en/stcroix/sc_Visitor_Favorites.html?visit=buck

  
 Buck Island Reef NM, Salt River Bay NHP, Mainella
Buck Island Reef National Monument was established by Presidential proclamation in 1961 to preserve one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea.
As with the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, the biological communities of the Buck Island Reef National Monument comprise a fragile, interdependent environment consisting of such habitats as coral reefs, sea grass beds, sand communities, algal plains and mangroves that are essential for sustaining and enhancing the tropical marine ecosystem.
As to the size of Buck Island Reef National Monument, the Clinton Administration determined that an additional 18,135 acres was the smallest area needed to ensure the proper care and management of the resources to be protected and their long-term sustainability.
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 Buck Island from GuideToCaribbeanVacations.com
Buck Island Reef National Monument is probably the most-visited and best-known snorkeling/diving site anywhere in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
An elkhorn coral barrier reef surrounds two-thirds of the island.
Once a major grazing location for goats, Buck Island was stripped of its trees to create pasture.
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Sea turtle monitoring in Buck Island Reef National Monument and Virgin Islands National Park.
Buck Island Reef is one of the most significant nesting areas in the Caribbean and also serves as a developmental habitat for juvenile hawksbill turtles.
Green and hawksbill turtles are often seen in the waters within Virgin Islands National Park (VIIS) and elsewhere around St. John, and limited nesting of hawksbills occurs on some St. John beaches (with only occasional nesting by greens and leatherbacks).
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Fish community structure and dynamics in five reef environments In Environmental studies of Buck Island Reef National Monuement III.
We personally documented the occurrence of approximately 225 species of fishes at Buck Island, including first records for about 120 species, for a total of 280 species considered to be reliably recorded at Buck Island Reef.
Statement of Problem : The most recent publications on the fishes of Buck Island Reef (Gladfelter and Gladfelter, 1980; Tobias et al., 1988) were based on visual census methods and analysis of commercial trap fishermen catch surveys.
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 GoToStCroix.com: Buck Island National Park, St. Croix Beaches, Buck Island National Monument, Underwater Snorkel Trail
Buck Island possesses awesome terrain caused not by volcanic rock as one might think, but rather, an upheaval of Tectonic plates.
The white, sandy beach is located on the northwest side of Buck Island and is usually quiet this time of morning.
At that time, 176 acres of land, the surrounding water, and Buck Island's contents were protected by law.
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 Proclamation: Boundary Enlargement and Modifications of the Buck Island Reef National Monument
The monument's vulnerable floral and faunal communities live in a fragile, interdependent relationship and include habitats essential for sustaining the tropical marine ecosystem: coral reefs, sea grass beds, octocoral hardbottom, sand communities, algal plains, shelf edge, and oceanic habitats.
Between the monument?s nearshore habitats and its shelf edge spawning sites are habitats that play essential roles during specific developmental stages of many reef-associated species, including spawning migrations of many reef fish species and crustaceans.
The National Park Service will manage the monument in a manner consistent with international law.
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 USVI: Buck Island
Comprising 780 acres in total, Buck Island Reef is the only underwater National Monument in the U.S. Its center, 180-acre Buck Island, lies two miles off the N shore of St. Croix.
Proclaimed a national monument in 1961, the island was inhabited from the 1750s.
This is a description of the nation's only underwater national monument; it is extracted from the third edition of The Adventure Guide to the Virgin Islands by Harry S. Pariser.
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 Buck Island Reef National Monument.
The location of a Visitor Center on a map of Buck Island Reef National Monument.
Location of Buck Island Reef National Monument on a world map.
The highest point is at Mount McKinley 6,194 m in Denali National Park.
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 AllRefer.com - Buck Island Reef National Monument, United States (U.S. National Park System) - Encyclopedia
Buck Island Reef National Monument: see National Parks and Monuments (table).
Buck Island Reef National Monument, U.S. National Park System
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Buck Island Reef National Monument
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 Buck Island Reef National Monument St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Buck Island Reef National Monument St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
The Least Tern nests on Buck Island and St. Croix seasonally and is a threatened species.
First protected in 1948, the area was proclaimed a national monument in 1961.
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 Big Beard Buck Island St. Croix Virgin Islands Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
The Buck Island Reef National Monument consists of 700 acres of Caribbean Sea and 1800 acres of land all overseen by the National Park Service.
Named by National Geographic Magazine as one of the ten best beaches in the world, Buck Island is a sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and boating paradise.
The Renegade and Buck Island Flyer are available for private charter on any of our trips.
www.stcroixscuba.com /bigbeard.htm

  
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A poster of VI fishes has been completed and is being distributed in the VI by VI National Park, Friends of VI National Park, Buck Island Reef National Monument, and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources of the VI.
In 2001, in response to the degraded state of the coral reefs and the declines in size and abundance of many species of reef fishes in the VI, BIRNM was expanded and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument was created to protect the coral reefs and reef fishes.
Over 500 species of reef fishes, 53 species of hard coral, at least 24 species of soft coral, three species of sea turtle, at least six species of marine mammal, and an unknown number of invertebrate species (estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands) populate the waters of the Virgin Islands.
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 Buck Island Reef National Monument - St. Croix - Reviews of Buck Island Reef National Monument - TripAdvisor
Buck Island Reef National Monument - St. Croix- Reviews of Buck Island Reef National Monument - TripAdvisor
Lying 1.5 miles off the northeast coast of St. Croix, this 880-acre national monument includes 176 acres of land surrounded by 704 acres of water and coral reef system; it is a paradise for snorkelers, and the deep grottos and labyrinths are perfect for experienced scuba divers to explore.
The trip to Buck Island takes about a half-day and is well worth the time.
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Buck Island Reef National Monument is in the background.
Buck Island Reef National Monument - a jewel in a tropical sea.
Looking ENE from Chenay Bay Beach towards Green Cay to left and Buck Island to right.
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 Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: Proclamation 7392—Boundary Enlargement and Modifications of the Buck Island Reef National Monument - Transcript
Buck Island Reef National Monument was established on December 28, 1961 (Presidential Proclamation 3443), just north of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, for the purpose of protecting Buck Island and its adjoining shoals, rocks, and undersea coral reef formations.
The monument's vulnerable floral and faunal communities live in a fragile, interdependent relationship and include habitats essential for sustaining the tropical marine ecosystem: coral reefs, sea grass beds, octocoral hardbottom, sand communities, algal plains, shelf edge, and oceanic habitats.
The National Park Service will manage the monument in a manner consistent with international law.
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 Nat' Academies Press, Decline of the Sea Turtles: Causes and Prevention (1990)
Buck Island Reef National Monument sea turtle pro- gram, 1987-1988.
Small, V. Sea Turtle Nesting at Virgin Islands National Park and Buck Island Reef National Monument, 1980 and 1981.
An evaluation of sea turtle populations and sur- vival status on Vieques Island.
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parks, landmarks, and places of interest, Buck Island Reef National Monument, Christiansted National Historic Site
Virgin Islands of the United States, group of 3 islands and about 50 islets, most of which are uninhabited, in the Lesser Antilles chain of the...
Map of Virgin Islands of the United States
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 SAF's Ask the Scientists: Zandy Hillis-Starr
Zandy Hillis-Starr is Resource Management Specialist at Buck Island Reef National Monument on St. Croix in the Virgin Islands.
In addition to her research at Buck Island, Zandy has been involved in studying turtles in other areas of the world.
The year before she traveled to Australia to train with Dr. Colin Limpus in Brisbane and to assist with a hawksbill turtle research program on an uninhabited barrier reef island for six weeks.
www.pbs.org /safarchive/3_ask/archive/bio/91_hstarr_bio.html

  
 Coral Reefs of the U.S. Virgin Islands - References
Gladfelter, W. Population structure of Acropora palmata on the windward forereef, Buck Island National Monument: seasonal and catastrophic changes 1988­1989.
Ecological studies of Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands: a quantitative assessment of selected components of the coral reef ecosystems and establishment of long-term monitoring sites.
Environmental studies of Buck Island Reef National Monument: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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 Island Inn in Christiansted, Virgin Islands near Buck Island Reef National Monument , Historic Christiansted, Fort Christiansvaern, Frederiksted, Point Udall, St. George Village Botanical Gardens, West End Salt Pond Bed and Breakfast Inn
Minutes away is Buck Island National Reef Monument with superb snorkeling and diving.
Island Inn in Christiansted, Virgin Islands near Buck Island Reef National Monument, Historic Christiansted, Fort Christiansvaern, Frederiksted, Point Udall, St. George Village Botanical Gardens, West End Salt Pond Bed and Breakfast Inn
Buck Island Reef National Monument, Historic Christiansted, Fort Christiansvaern, Frederiksted, Point Udall, St. George Village Botanical Gardens, West End Salt Pond
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 FR Doc 03-8190
(1) All extractive uses are prohibited within the boundaries of the Monument, including, but not limited to, harvest or collection of fish, coastal migratory pelagic fish, baitfish, lobsters, conch, whelk, corals, sponges and all associated reef invertebrates, and sand, water, plants, seeds, fruit, marine mammals, marine birds, gas, minerals, and rocks.
The Territory is also in the process of developing a Virgin Islands Marine Park, which will abut both new monuments and hopefully provide further protection for the natural resources in the area.
The Territorial Submerged Lands Act of 1974 transferred the waters surrounding the Virgin Islands from the Department of the Interior to the Government of the Virgin Islands; however, all submerged lands adjacent to federal lands from mean high water out to three miles remained the property of the Department of the Interior.
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 Death Valley National Park
It was established as a national monument in 1933 and...
national monument in 1933 and became a national park in 1994
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 National Geographic Magazine, May 1971 (Condor, Leningrad, Buck Island Reef...) ($5.95)
Underwater Jewel: Buck Island Reef National Monument (U.S. Virgin Islands)
National Geographic Magazine, May 1971 (Condor, Leningrad, Buck Island Reef...) ($5.95)
National Geographic Magazine, May 1971 (Condor, Leningrad, Buck Island Reef...)
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