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coral skeletons and books on display


Beckwith, M. W. (1951). The Kumulipo: A Hawaiian creation chant. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.


Gulko, D. (1998). Hawaiian coral reef ecology. Honolulu, HI: Mutual Publishing.


Hoover, J. P. (1998). Hawaiʻi's sea creatures: A guide to Hawaiʻi's marine invertebrates. Honolulu, HI: Mutual Publishing.

Hoover, J. P. (2007). Hawaii’s fishes: A guide for snorkelers and divers (2nd ed.). Honolulu, HI: Mutual Publishing.

Hoover, J. P. (2010). The ultimate guide to Hawaiian reef fishes: Sea turtles, dolphins, whales, and seals. Honolulu, HI: Mutual Publishing.

Igawa, M. & Kato, M. (2017). A new species of hermit crab, Diogenes heteropsammicola (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura, Diogenidae), replaces a mutualistic sipunculan in a walking coral symbiosis. PLoS ONE1 2(9), e0184311.


Johnson, R. K. (1981). Kumulipo: the Hawaiian hymn of creation. Honolulu, HI: Topgallant Publishing Company.


The Kumulipo: An Hawaiian creation myth. (1997). Kentfield, CA: Pueo Press.


Liittschwager, D. & Middleton, S. (2005). Archipelago: Portraits of life in the world’s most remote island sanctuary.  Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.


The living reef. (2007). Honolulu, HI: The Nature Conservatory; Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources.


Maragos, J. & Gulko, D. (Eds.). (2002). Coral reef ecosystems of the northwestern Hawaiian islands: Interim results emphasizing the 2000 surveys. Honolulu, HI: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (12 January 2014). Sunscreen chemical threatens coral reefs. Retrieved from


Oliver, J., Marshall, P., Setiasih, N., & Hansen, L. (2004). A global protocol for assessment and monitoring of coral bleaching. Jakarta: WWF Indonesia; Penang, Malaysia: WorldFish Center.

Van Oppen, M.J.H. & Lough, J.M. (eds.) (2009). Coral bleaching patterns, processes, causes and consequences. Berlin: Springer.


Vesper, I. (03 February 2017). Hawaii seeks to ban ʻreef unfriendlyʻ sunscreen. Nature News. doi:10.1038/nature.2017.21332

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