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Baselines and Degradation of Coral Reefs in the Northern Line Islands
Effective conservation requires rigorous baselines of pristine conditions to assess the impacts of human activities and to evaluate the efficacy of management. Most coral reefs are moderately toExpand
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PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF THE PANTROPICAL SEA URCHIN EUCIDARIS IN RELATION TO LAND BARRIERS AND OCEAN CURRENTS
The pantropical sea urchin genus Eucidaris contains four currently recognized species, all of them allopatric: E. metularia in the Indo‐West Pacific, E. thouarsi in the eastern Pacific, E.Expand
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FINE SCALE ENDEMISM ON CORAL REEFS: ARCHIPELAGIC DIFFERENTIATION IN TURBINID GASTROPODS
Abstract The perceived wide geographic range of organisms in the sea, facilitated by ready dispersal of waterborne dispersal stages, is a challenge for hypotheses of marine speciation but a boon toExpand
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Biodiversity on Oceanic Islands: Its Origin and Extinction1
SYNOPSIS. The isolation and small size of oceanic islands make them attractive models for studies of diversification; the sensitivity of their biota makes them important subjects for studies ofExpand
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Interannual and decadal variability of the western Pacific sea surface condition for the years 1787–2000: Reconstruction based on stable isotope record from a Guam coral
[1] We present a monthly resolved, 213-year stable isotope time series from a coral from Guam (13°N, 145°E), which is located on the northern edge of the western Pacific warm pool. Oxygen isotopicExpand
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Effects of late Cenozoic sea-level fluctuations on the bivalve faunas of tropical oceanic islands
The frequent late Cenozoic glacial ages were accompanied by sea-level falls of 100-150 m amplitude. These falls stranded the complex inner-reef platforms and lagoons of tropical Pacific islands,Expand
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Anthropogenic Biotic Interchange in a Coral Reef Ecosystem: A Case Study from Guam
Guam is the administrative and economic hub of Micronesia, hosts one of the largest U.S. military bases in the Pacific, and lies at the crossroads among Pacific islands, the United States, and Asia.Expand
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Marine Bivalvia (Mollusca) of Guam
The marine bivalves of Guam are documented from new collections and 339 species recorded. Nevertheless Guam's fauna remains imperfectly known and is estimated to be considerably more diverse. SuchExpand
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