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Shallow coral reefs are extensively studied but, although scleractinian corals have been recorded to 165 m, little is known about other mesophotic coral reef ecosystem (MCE) inhabitants. Brachyuran crabs fill many ecological and trophic niches on reefs, making them ideal candidates for evaluating species composition among depths to ask whether MCEs host the(More)
The natural barriers to species invasions that exist in isolated marine environments such as Hawaii are overcome by anthropogenic influences on the dispersal patterns of marine organisms. This creates a situation where the marine habitats of the Hawaiian Archipelago are more readily exposed to marine non-indigenous species. A case study of a particular(More)
The smooth shelled blue mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis Lmk (Bivalvia: Mollusca) arrived in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawai'i on 22 June 1998 as a member of the fouling community of the USS Missouri, and mussel spawning activity was observed within 2 h of the vessel's arrival. Small mussels (<10 mm shell length, approximately 6 weeks post-metamorphosis) were(More)
Scleractinian mortality and coral reef benthos overgrowth resulting from the infestations of native colonial ascidians have been documented, however, without a clear understanding of causation (Littler and Littler 1995; Bak et al. 1996). Here, we report on a major population outbreak of the native IndoPacific species Diplosoma similis observed in March(More)
We report a case of a 36-year-old female who experienced significant vascular occlusion after injection with hyaluronic acid into the nasolabial folds. The patient experienced immediate pain after the injection, however, the vascular compromise was not diagnosed and treated until 48 hours later. The patient suffered tissue damage despite treatment with(More)
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