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Title:Assessment of nonindigenous marine species in harbors and nearby coral reefs on Kauai, Molokai, Maui, and Hawaii, 2002 - 2003 (NODC Accession 0002270)
Abstract:Collections and observations in 2002-2003 at harbor and nearby reef sites at Nawilwili and Port Allen, Kauai; Hale O Lono and Kaunakakai, Molokai; Kahului and Maalaea, Maui; and Kawaihae and Hilo, Hawaii recorded a total of 1039 taxa of marine algae, invertebrates, and fishes, 872 of which were identified to the species level. Of these 11 were new reports for Hawaii and 112 were identified as introduced or cryptogenic species (NIS), for an overall NIS component of 10.9% of the total taxa recorded. Contrasting patterns were found between the distributions of the total identified taxa and NIS, with greater numbers of total taxa occurring at reef stations and greater numbers of NIS occurring in harbors, where they composed up to 36% of the total identified taxa. Occurrence and abundance of NIS decreased systematically from maxima in highly used commercial harbors which are isolated from oceanic circulation to relatively exposed small boat harbors to fully exposed reef sites. Only a few NIS that frequently occurred at harbor sites also occurred at reef sites. These results concur with previous studies in Hawaii and the tropical Pacific that have indicated NIS to show maximum numbers in harbors and embayments with restricted oceanic circulation and few introduced or cryptogenic species to occur on coral reefs or other ocean exposed environments.
Date received:20050712
Start date:20021102
End date:20030628
Seanames:Coastal Waters of Hawaii, NE Pacific (limit-180)
West boundary:-159.59
East boundary:-155.02
North boundary:21.96
South boundary:19.73
Observation types:manual sample collection
Instrument types:visual observation
Submitter:Coles, Dr. Steven L.
Submitting institution:BISHOP MUSEUM
Collecting institutions:BISHOP MUSEUM
Contributing projects:CORAL REEF STUDIES
Number of observations:16
Supplementary information:Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Person: Steve L. Coles
Contact_Organization: Bishop Museum
Contact_Position: Marine biologist
Address_Type: physical and mailing
Address: 1525 Bernice St.
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: Hawaii
Postal_Code: 96817
Country: USA
Availability date:
Metadata version:4
Keydate:2005-07-08 12:04:20+00
Editdate:2013-10-16 16:42:14+00
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