Marine invertebrates of Kalaupapa National Historical Park is an illustrated list speciess occurring within the park -- each name linked to a species by family. If illustrations are available, thumbnail pictures on the family list pages link to enlarged photos.
The website was developed from the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring website -- now publically available for searches at https://irma.nps.gov/App/Species/Search.The data are from a report on marine invertebrates of Kalapapa National Historical Park dated March 7, 2007.
Species presence and abundance (shown on the family pages) are based generally upon the frequency species were recorded on the Godwin/Bolick transects, and the Minton/Carnevale transects from the publications listed below. Species listed at all 12 sites are shown as abundant; on 9 to 11 sites as common; on 4 to 8 sites as uncommon; on 2 to 3 sites as occasional; on a single site as rare.
This page is a work in progress. More illustrations will be added. Eventually it will be replaced by the National Park Service's Inventory and Monitoring website with live links to bibliographic sources for the records, and in some cases species distribution maps.
The principal sources of the marine invertebrates
listed here are from:
Minton, Dwayne and Maria Carnevale. 2006. A Preliminary Survey of the Marine and Intertidal Invertebrates of Kalaupapa National Historical Park (Molokai, Hawaii). National Park Service Report submitted to Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Natural Resources Division. 56 pp.
An excellent source of superb illustrations of Hawaii's marine invertebrates is Keoki and Yuko Stender's website: http://www.marinelifephotography.com/
Learn more about the NPSpecies Inventorying and Monitoring Program.
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