Readings O’Leary, B. C., Ban, N. C., Fernandez, M., Friedlander, A. M., García-B
Readings O’Leary, B. C., Ban, N. C., Fernandez, M., Friedlander, A. M., García-B
Readings O’Leary, B. C., Ban, N. C., Fernandez, M., Friedlander, A. M., García-Borboroglu, P., Golbuu, Y., ... & McCauley, D. J. (2018). Addressing criticisms of large-scale marine protected areas. Bioscience, 68(5), 359-370. Davies, T. E., Maxwell, S. M., Kaschner, K., Garilao, C., & Ban, N. C. (2017). Large marine protected areas represent biodiversity now and under climate change. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 1-7. Then do additional research on your chosen MPA - Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Some information can be found by searching your chosen MPA’s name or location with keywords such as “conservation plan,” “report,” and/or “management” (this list of keywords is not meant to be all-inclusive). Your MPA Overview should include the following information (it does not need to be written in this order): 1. History of the MPA (what factors contributed to its designation as a protected area?) 2. Cultural significance of the MPA 3. Geographic features of the MPA 4. Major currents/upwellings 5. Climate 6. Distinct habitats found in the MPA 7. Species found in MPA - Invertebrates - Vertebrates: birds, reptiles, fishes, mammals - Highly migratory species? - IUCN (https://www.iucnredlist.org/) listed species? - Large or small-scale fisheries? 8. Connection to O’Leary et al., 2018 (which of the 10 common criticisms listed relate to your MPA?) 9. Connection to Davies et. al, 2017 (which of the 5 recommendations provided relate to your MPA?) Instructions The MPA Overview should be between 550 words and written in a clear, concise scientific voice. Cite using APA Style.

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