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Mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago
Efforts to map coral reef ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago using optical imagery have revealed the presence of numerous scleractinian, zoothanthellate coral reefs at depths of 30–130+ m, mostExpand
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A comprehensive investigation of mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago
Although the existence of coral-reef habitats at depths to 165 m in tropical regions has been known for decades, the richness, diversity, and ecological importance of mesophotic coral ecosystemsExpand
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IDENTIFYING DIURNAL FORAGING HABITAT OF ENDANGERED HAWAIIAN MONK SEALS USING A SEAL-MOUNTED VIDEO CAMERA
The Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) is thought to be a foraging generalist, preying on numerous species in diverse habitats of the subtropical Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. At the atollExpand
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Habitat and reef-fish assemblages of banks in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
The moderately deep terraces and banks of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) were surveyed to describe their habitat and reef-fish assemblages. These tracts of bottom at 30–40 m comprise moreExpand
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A Description of Fish Assemblages in the Black Coral Beds off Lahaina, Maui, Hawai‘i
ABSTRACT A series of scuba dives surveyed patches of black corals and their associated deep-reef fish community in the channel waters (50–73 m depth) of Maui, Hawai‘i. Most of the corals wereExpand
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Geology and Geomorphology of Coral Reefs in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) comprise a portion of the middle of the 6,126 km long Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain , considered to be the longest mountain chain in the world Grigg (1983)Expand
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Towed-Diver Surveys, a Method for Mesoscale Spatial Assessment of Benthic Reef Habitat: A Case Study at Midway Atoll in the Hawaiian Archipelago
An integrated method for benthic habitat assessment is described, in which divers maneuver boards equipped with digital video, temperature, and depth recorders while being towed behind a small boat.Expand
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COMMUNITY STRUCTURE, BIOMASS AND PRODUCTIVITY OF DEEPWATER ARTIFICIAL REEFS IN HAWAII
Artificial reef modules constructed of plastic or concrete were deployed at three sites in deep water on Penguin Bank. Hawaii. in October 1985. Fish communities were censused shortly after deploymentExpand
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Interdecadal change in reef fish populations at French Frigate Shoals and Midway Atoll, northwestern Hawaiian Islands: Statistical power in retrospect
Reef fish faunas were compared between surveys conducted more than a decade apart at each of two isolated and nearly pristine oceanic atolls (French Frigate Shoals [FFS] and Midway Atoll) in theExpand
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Precious corals and subphotic fish assemblages
Telemetry studies of monk seal movements at French Frigate Shoals identified two areas where seals were focusing their foraging at subphotic depths. Submarine surveys (1 , 000, and 001) were used inExpand
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