Abundance and Spread of the Invasive Red Algae, Kappaphycus spp., in Kane’ohe Bay, Hawai’i and an Experimental Assessment of Management Options

@article{Conklin2004AbundanceAS,
  title={Abundance and Spread of the Invasive Red Algae, Kappaphycus spp., in Kane’ohe Bay, Hawai’i and an Experimental Assessment of Management Options},
  author={E. Conklin and J. Smith},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={1029-1039}
}
Several species of Kappaphycus were intentionally introduced into Kane’ohe Bay, Hawai’i in the 1970s. Subsequent research has demonstrated that these algae have spread rapidly throughout the bay and can be found in a variety of reef habitats overgrowing and killing corals. This study was conducted to (a) quantify Kappaphycus spp. abundance both spatially and temporally, and (b) investigate control options including manual removal and the use of biocontrol agents. Kappaphycus spp. distribution… Expand

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