T. `Aulani Wilhelm
Public Information Officer
Hawai`i Department of Land and Natural Resources
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 130 Honolulu, HI 96813
808/587-0330 (phone)
808/361-0650 (pager)
dlnrpio@aloha.net

 

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EXPEDITION PRELIMINARY FINDINGS

ABSENCE OF HUMAN INFLUENCE:

HEALTHY, ABUNDANT CORAL:

PREDATOR DOMINATED REEFS:

IMPACTS OF OVERFISHING:

UNIQUE HABITATS = UNIQUE SPECIES:

LACK OF ALIEN MARINE INVERTEBRATES AND ALGAE:

DIFFERENCES ACROSS THE ISLAND CHAIN:

ALIEN PLANTS AND INSECTS OVERTAKING SEVERAL ISLANDS:

RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE, LAYSAN ISLAND IS PRIME EXAMPLE:

MORE TO BE DISCOVERED AND EXPLORED:

NEED FOR INCREASED PROTECTION: