This page was developed from the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring website--an intranet site as yet not generally available to the public. The data are from a report on marine invertebrates of Kalapapa National Historical Park dated March 7, 2007.
The NPS Inventorying and Monitoring site is a work in progress at this time. It is expected to be on line to the public in a couple more years.
This webpage, "Marine Invertebrates of Kalaupapa National Historical Park," is composed of phylogetic and alphabetical lists of the scientific names of invertebrates recorded from waters and tidepools in the park. Link to these from the menu bar at the top of the page. Each name is linked (click on the scientific name) to its individual Family. Within the Family, if a species is illustrated click on the thumbnail image to link to the large photograph page. There is an entry list by scientific names listed phylogenically (click here to go to the phylogenetic list).
There are also indexes to both Hawaiian and English common names if any exist. Names in these indexes are linked to the Family pages (click on the name). Macrons are not included over the Hawaiian names since their transmission becomes garbled with different internet browsers.
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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