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Ryan Okano assesses the abundance and diversity of coral assemblages off the Northern Mariana Islands to evaluate recovery. Coral-reef-monitoring efforts have grown substantially since the 1998 El Niño devastated many reefs worldwide. The article that begins on page 297 explains how progress in coral reef monitoring is often limited by high population variance across coral reef habitats and how a hierarchical, question-driven framework can improve monitoring designs and provide insight for reef managers. Photograph: Peter Houk.
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