Ghost reefs: Nautical charts document large spatial scale of coral reef loss over 240 years

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Science Advances  06 Sep 2017:
Vol. 3, no. 9, e1603155
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1603155

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vol. 3 no. 9

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  • Received for publication December 12, 2016
  • Accepted for publication August 9, 2017

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  1. Loren McClenachan1,*,
  2. Grace O’Connor2,
  3. Benjamin P. Neal3,
  4. John M. Pandolfi4 and
  5. Jeremy B. C. Jackson5,6
  1. 1Environmental Studies Program, Colby College, Waterville Maine, ME 04901, USA.
  2. 2Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA.
  3. 3Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME 04544, USA.
  4. 4School of Biological Sciences, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia.
  5. 5Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013, USA.
  6. 6Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: lemcclen{at}


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