Published: April 2007
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Alcock, Niki. "Shedding New Light on the Humble Sea Cucumber." Aquatic Biodiversity & Biosecurity Update, 2003.

New Zealand Department of Conservation and Ministry of Fisheries. Marine Protected Areas: Policy and Implementation Plan. December 2005.

Pauly, Daniel, and others. "Towards Sustainability in World Fisheries." Nature (August 8, 2002), 689-94.

Russ, Garry R., and Dirk C. Zeller. "From Mare Liberum to Mare Reservarum." Marine Policy (January 2003), 75-8.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. "Do Marine Protected Areas Really Work?" Oceanus (February 2005).

NGS Resources

Liittschwager, David, and Susan Middleton. Archipelago: Portraits of Life in the World's Most Remote Island Sanctuary. National Geographic Books, 2005.

Liittschwager, David, and Susan Middleton. "Hawaii's Outer Kingdom." National Geographic (October 2005), 70-91.

Stone, Gregory S. "Deep Science: Sleeping With the Fishes." National Geographic (September 2003), 78-93.

Benchley, Peter. "Cuba Reefs: A Last Caribbean Refuge." National Geographic (February 2002), 44-67.

Johnson, Rebecca L. Sylvia Earle: Protecting the Seas. National Geographic Books, 2002.

Chadwick, Douglas H. "Kingdom of Coral: Australia's Great Barrier Reef." National Geographic (January 2001), 30-57.

"Blue Frontier: The Sustainable Seas Expeditions.", 2000.

"Sustainable Seas Expeditions: Monterey Bay.", 1999.

Earle, Sylvia A., and Henry Wolcott. Wild Ocean: America's Parks Under the Sea. National Geographic Books, 1999.

Chadwick, Douglas H. "Blue Refuges: U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries." National Geographic (March 1998), 2-31.

Hughes, Catherine D. "The Wonders of Treasure Bay." National Geographic (May 1995), 2-7.

Ward, Fred. "Florida's Coral Reefs Are Imperiled." National Geographic (July 1990), 114-32.

Dunn, Jerry Camarillo, Jr. "Florida's Underwater Wilderness." National Geographic Traveler (Winter 1985/1986), 80-89.