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Efforts to limit the impact of invasive species are frustrated by the cryptogenic status of a large proportion of those species. Half a century ago, the state of Hawai'i introduced the Bluestripe Snapper, Lutjanus kasmira, to O'ahu for fisheries enhancement. Today, this species shares an intestinal nematode parasite, Spirocamallanus istiblenni, with native(More)
A high number of coral colonies, Montipora spp., with progressive tissue loss were reported from the north shore of Kaua'i by a member of the Eyes of the Reef volunteer reporting network. The disease has a distinct lesion (semi-circular pattern of tissue loss with an adjacent dark band) that was first observed in Hanalei Bay, Kaua'i in 2004. The disease,(More)
The Hawaiian reef coral, Montipora dilatata, described as one of the rarest coral species in the Pacific (Veron 2000; Maragos et al. 2004; Fenner 2005), has apparently become even more rare in Kane'ohe Bay in recent decades perhaps due to freshwater kills, invasive algae, overfishing of herbivores, and habitat degradation (NOAA 2007). In the summer of 2010,(More)
The Hawai'i Coral Disease database (HICORDIS) houses data on colony-level coral health condition observed across the Hawaiian archipelago, providing information to conduct future analyses on coral reef health in an era of changing environmental conditions. Colonies were identified to the lowest taxonomic classification possible (species or genera), measured(More)
The Hawaiian reef coral, Montipora dilatata, is one of the rarest coral species in the Pacific (Veron, 2000) and has often been confused with other Montipora species (Forsman et al., 2010). In the summer of 2011, the University of Hawai'i Manoa Biology 403 course surveyed nine known colonies of M. dilatata on three different patch reefs in North Kane'ohe(More)
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