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KADA Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority
KADO Keys Association of Dive Operators
KAM Knowledge Assessment Methodology
KAPs Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions
KAUST King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
KB Kilobase
KBA Key Biodiversity Areas
KBMPA Kimbe Bay Marine Protected Area (New Guinea)
KBP 1000 Base Pairs
KCN Potassium Cyanide
Kd Vertical Attenuation of Downwelling Irradiance
KDM German Marine Research Consortium; Konsortiums Deutsche Meeresforschung
KEYS Keep Your Eyes on the Reef Program
KFP Kindling Fluorescent Protein
KGCM Knowledge Generation, Communication, and Management
KHFMA Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area
KIOST Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology
KIRC Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission
KIRMP Kosrae Island Resource Management Program
KISR Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
KM Knowledge Management
KMFRI Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
KML Keys Marine Laboratory
KML Keyhole Markup Language
KML Kewalo Marine Laboratory (UH)
KMLAC Kaupulehu Marine Life Advisory Committee
KMRS Kimberley Marine Research Station (Western Australia)
KNP Komodo National Park (Indonesia)
KOE Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension
KORDI Korean Oceanology Research and Development Institute
KRS Kwajalein Range Services
KSLOF Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
KVs Key Vulnerabilities
kWh kilowatt-hour
KWP Kohala Watershed Partnership
KWS Kenya Wildlife Service