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    The nature and distribution of the coastal and shallow marine habitats of Anguilla in the Caribbean were examined using aerial photography coupled with extensive ground truth information.
  • 2
    The objective was to develop an accurate method of marine habitat mapping for the analysis of the marine ecosystem in order to develop a procedure for marine and coastal resource management.
  • 3
    This paper describes the method which was adopted as well as the biological results.
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    It is concluded that the management and sustainable use of the natural resources may be improved as a result of accurate habitat mapping.