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This report contains the findings from marine biological assessments of fifty-two sites around the coast of Bali. The purpose of the survey was to collect data on biodiversity and coral reef health in order to provide recommendations for the government of Bali to establish a network of marine protected areas. The team found high diversity and endemism, including at least fifteen species, including many reef fishes and corals that were previously unknown to science. Many coral reefs that had been historically damaged are recovering surprisingly well, yet several threats and management problems remain. Detailed conservation recommendations also are provided.