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Diversity in Intertidal Habitats: An Assessment of the Marine Algae of Select High Islands in the Hawaiian Archipelago

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Title: Diversity in Intertidal Habitats: An Assessment of the Marine Algae of Select High Islands in the Hawaiian Archipelago
Authors: Smith, Celia M.
Issue Date: Oct 1992
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Smith CM. 1992. Diversity in intertidal habitats: an assessment of the marine algae of select high islands in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Pac Sci 46(4): 466-479.
Abstract: Quantitative and qualitative sampling of intertidal algal assemblages
on a limestone bench (O'ahu) and basalt benches (O'ahu and Hawai'i)
resulted in enumeration of more than 100 species of macrophytic and turf species
on O'ahu and over 60 species of primarily turf algae on Hawai'i. These
assemblages are diverse and of a mosaic type and represent subcosmopolitan
species, pantropical species, West Pacific species, and apparent endemic species.
The algal community on Hawai'i shares 40 to 75% similarity with O'ahu
populations that in one case shared only 66% similarity with adjacent sites for
the same substrate type. It is suggested that the differences in species distributions
are associated with age-related substrate effects and possibly settlement shadow
effects.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1872
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 46, Number 4, 1992



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