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Edwards, M.H., R. Wilkens, C.D. Kelley, E. DeCarlo, K. MacDonald, S. Shjegstad, M.V. Woerkom, Z. Payne, V. Dupra, M. Rosete, M. Akiba, S. Fineran, W. Zheng, J.C. King, and G. Carton (2012). Methodologies for Surveying and Assessing Deep-Water Munitions Disposal Sites. Marine Technology Society Journal - Legacy Underwater Munitions: Assessment, Evaluation of Impacts, and Potential Response Technologies: Part II. Vol.46 No.1, January/February 2012.

Wagner, D., R.G. Waller, A.D. Montgomery, C.D. Kelley, and R.J. Toonen (2012). Sexual reproduction of the Hawaiian black coral Antipathes griggi (Cnidaria: Antipatharia). Coral Reefs. DOI 10.1007/s00338-012-0882-3. 2012.


Aeby, G.S., D.G. Bourne, B. Wilson, and T.M. Work (2011). Coral Diversity and the Severity of Disease Outbreaks: A Cross-Regional Comparison of Acropora White Syndrome in a Species-Rich Region (American Samoa) with a Species-Poor Region (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands). Journal of Marine Biology, Vol.2011.

de Ronde, C.E.J., G.J Massoth, D.A. Butterfield, B.W. Christenson, J. Ishibashi, R.G. Ditchburn, M.D. Hannington, R.L. Brathwaite, J.E. Lupton, V.S. Kamenetsky, I.J. Graham, G.F. Zellmer, R.P. Dziak, R.W. Embley, V.M. Dekov, F. Munnik, J. Lahr, L.J. Evans, & K. Takai (2011). Submarine hydrothermal activity and gold-rich mineralization at Brothers volcano, Kermadec arc, New Zealand, Mineralium Deposita, DOI 10.1007/s00126-011-0345-8.

Gaither, M.R., S.A. Jones, C. Kelley, S.J. Newman, L. Sorenson, and B.W. Bowen (2011). High Connectivity in the Deepwater Snapper Pristipomoides filamentosus (Lutjanidae) across the Indo-Pacific with Isolation of the Hawaiian Archipelago. PLoS ONE 2011 Vol.6:12 e28913.

Kelly, L.W., K.L. Barott, E. Dinsdale, A.M. Friedlander, B. Nosrat, D. Obura, E. Sala, S.A. Sandin, J.E. Smith, M.J.A. Vermeij, G.J. Williams, D. Willner, and F. Rohwer. Black reefs: iron induced phase shifts on coral reefs. ISME Journal (2011), 1-12.

Koppers, A.A.P., J.A. Russell, J. Roberts, M.G. Jackson, J. Konter, D.J. Wright, H. Staudigel, and S.R. Hart (2011). Age systematics of two en echelon Samoan volcanic trails, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. Vol.12(7) Q07025, doi: 10.1029/2010GC003438. July 29, 2011.

Merritt, D., M. Donovan, C. Kelley, M. Parke, K. Wong, J. Drazen, and L. Waterhouse (2011). BotCam: a baited camera system for non-extractive monitoring of bottomfish species. Fisheries Bulletin. 109 (1): 56-67.

Mundy, B.C., K. Cole, E.H. Chave, and R.B. Moffitt (2011). Two deep-sea spiny eels, Notacanthus abbotti and Lipogenys gillii (Albuliformes: Notacanthidae), from the Hawaiian Archipelago and Emperor Seamounts with notes on their identification and biogeography. Ichthyological Research (2011) 58:263-271.

Parrish, F.A., E.A. Howell, G.A. Antonelis, S.J. Iverson, C.L. Littnan, J.D. Parrish and J.J. Polovina (2011). Estimating the carrying capacity of French Frigate Shoals for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal using Ecopath with Ecosim, Marine Mammal Science (2011). DOI:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00502.x

Rivera, M.A., K.R. Andrews, D.R. Kobayashi, J.L.K. Wren, C. Kelley, G.K. Roderick, & R.J. Toonen (2011). Genetic Analyses and Simulations of Larval Dispersal Reveal Distinct Populations and Directional Connectivity across the Range of the Hawaiian Grouper (Epinephelus quernus). Journal of Marine Biology, 2011, doi:10.1155/2011/765353.

Wagner, D., R.G. Waller RG, & R.J. Toonen (2011). Sexual reproduction of Hawaiian black corals, with a review of the reproduction of antipatharians (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia). Invertebrate Biology, 2011Vol. 130 DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7410.2011.00233.x

Wagner, D., X. Pochon, L. Irwin, R.J. Toonen, & R.D. Gates (2011). Azooxanthellate? Most Hawaiian black corals contain Symbiodinium. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, May 7, 2011, Vol. 278(1710):1323-1328.

Wright, D.J. and J.T. Roberts (2011). Exploring the deeper reefs and volcanic provinces of American Samoa, ArcNews, 33(2): 18-19, 2011.

Wright, D.J., J. Roberts, D. Fenner, J.R. Smith, A.A.P. Koppers, D. Naar, E.R. Hirsch, L.W. Clift, and K.R. Hogrefe (2011). Seamounts, ridges, and reef habitats of American Samoa, in Harris, P.T. and Baker, E.K. (eds.), Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat: GeoHab Atlas of Seafloor Geomorphic Features and Benthic Habitats, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2011.


Boyle, K.S. and T.C. Tricas (2010). Pulse sound generation, anterior swim bladder buckling and associated muscle activity in the pyramid butterflyfish, Hemitaurichthys polylepis. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:3881-3893.

Cairns, S.D. (2010). Review of Octocorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) from Hawai‘i and Adjacent Seamounts. Part 3: Genera Thouarella, Plumarella, Callogorgia, Fanellia, and Parastenella. Pacific Science (2010), Vol.64, no. 3:413-440.

Concepcion, G.T., S.E. Kahng, M.W. Crepeau, E.C. Franklin, S.L. Coles, and R.J. Toonen (2010). Resolving natural ranges and marine invasions in a globally distributed octocoral (genus Carijoa). Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol.401:113-127.

Houlbreque, F., M. McCulloch, B. Roark, T. Guilderson, A. Meibom, J. Kimball, G. Mortimer, J. Cuif, and R. Dunbar (2010). Uranium-series dating and growth characteristics of the deep-sea scleractinian coral: Enallopsammia rostrata from the Equatorial Pacific. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74(2010): 2380–2395.

Kahng, S.E., J.R. Garcia-Sais, H.L. Spalding, E. Brokovich, D. Wagner, E. Weil, L. Hinderstein, and R.J. Toonen (2010). Community ecology of mesophotic coral reef ecosystems. Coral Reefs (2010) 29: 255-275. DOI 10.1007/s00338-010-0593-6.

Locker, S.D., R.A. Armstrong, T.A. Battista, J.J. Rooney, C. Sherman, and D.G. Zawada (2010). Geomorphology of Mesophotic coral Ecosystems: Current perspectives on morphology, distribution, and mapping strategies. Coral Reefs 29: 329-345.

Piche, J., S.J. Iverson, F.A. Parrish, and R. Dollar (2010). Characterization of forage fish and invertebrates in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands using fatty acid signatures: species and ecological groups.  Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol.418: 1-15.

Rooney, J., E. Donham, A. Montgomery, H. Spalding, F. Parrish, R. Boland, D. Fenner, J. Gove, and O. Vetter (2010). Mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Coral Reefs 29: 361-367.

Schipper, C.I. (2010). Explosive submarine volcanism at Loihi Seamount, Hawaii. Unpublished PhD thesis. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Schipper, C.I., J.D.L. White, B.F. Houghton, N. Shimizu, and R.B. Stewart (2010).  “Poseidic” explosive eruptions at Loihi Seamount, Hawaii. GEOLOGY, April 2010 v.38, p.291-294, doi:10.1130/G30351.1.

Schipper, C.I., J.D.L. White, B.F. Houghton, N. Shimizu, and R.B. Stewart (2010). Explosive submarine eruptions driven by volatile-coupled degassing at L?`ihi Seamount, Hawaii. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 295: 497-510.

Schipper, C.I., J.D.L. White, and B.F. Houghton (2010). Syn- and post-fragmentation textures in submarine pyroclasts from L?ihi Seamount, Hawaii. Journal Of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Vol.191: Issues 1-2: pages 93-106 (March 10, 2010).

Spalding H.L., A. Gupta, D. Barshis, M.L. Knope, and K.A. Tice (2010). K-12 science education and “broader impacts”. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8: 217-218.

Vetter, E.W., C.R. Smith, and F.C. De Leo (2010). Hawaiian hotspots: enhanced megafaunal abundance and diversity in submarine canyons on the oceanic islands of Hawaii. Marine Ecology (2010) Vol.31 (1): 183-199.

Wagner, Daniel, M.R. Brugler, D.M. Opresko, S.C. France, A.D. Montgomery, and R.J. Toonen (2010). Using morphometrics, in situ observations and genetic characters to distinguish among commercially valuable Hawaiian black coral species; a redescription of Antipathes grandis Verrill, 1928 (Antipatharia: Antipathidae) Invertebrate Systematics, 2010 (24): 271-290.

Zechman F.W., H. Verbruggen, F. Leliaert, M. Ashworth, M.A. Buccheim, M.W. Fawley, H. Spalding, C.M. Pueschel, J.A. Buccheim, B. Verghese, and M.D. Hanisak (2010). An unrecognized ancient lineage of green plants persists in deep marine waters. Journal of Phycology, 46: 1288-1295.


Bailey B., A. Templeton, H. Staudigel, and B.M. Tebo (2009). Utilization of substrate components during basaltic glass colonization by Pseudomonas and Shewanella isolates. Geomicrobiology Journal, Vol. 26(8):648-656.

Cairns, S.D. (2009) Review of Octocorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) from Hawai‘i and Adjacent Seamounts. Part 2: Genera Paracalyptrophora Kinoshita, 1908; Candidella Bayer, 1954; and Calyptrophora Gray, 1866. Pacific Science (2009), Vol.63, no. 3:413-448.

Chan Y., X. Pochon, M.A. Fisher, D. Wagner, G.T. Concepcion, S.E. Kahng, R.J. Toonen, and R.D. Gates (2009). Generalist dinoflagellate endosymbionts and host genotype diversity detected from mesophotic (67-100m depths) coral Leptoseris BMC Ecology 9 [doi: 10.1186/1472-6785-9-21].

Connell, L., A. Barrett, A. Templeton, and H. Staudigel (2009). Fungal Diversity Associated with an Active Deep Sea Volcano: Vailulu’u Seamount, Samoa. Geomicrobiology Journal, Vol. 26(8):597-605.

Faichney, I.D.E., J.M. Webster, D.A. Clague, C. Kelley, B. Appelgate, & J.G. Moore (2009). The morphology and distribution of submerged reefs in the Maui-Nui Complex, Hawaii: New insights into their evolution since the Early Pleistocene. Marine Geology Vol.265 (3-4):130-145.

Hodges, T.W. and J.B. Olson (2009). Molecular Comparison of Bacterial Communities within Iron-Containing Flocculent Mats Associated with Submarine Volcanoes along the Kermadec Arc. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Mar.2009, 75(6):1650-1657. doi:10.1128/AEM.01835-08.

Opresko, Dennis M. (2009). A New Name for the Hawaiian Antipatharian Coral Formerly Known as Antipathes dichotoma (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia). Pacific Science (April 2009), vol.63, no. 2:277-291.

Orcutt, B., B. Bailey, H. Staudigel, B.M. Tebo, and K. Edwards (2009). An interlaboratory comparison of 16S rRNA gene-based terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism and sequencing methods for assessing microbial diversity of sea?oor basalts. Environmental Microbiology 11(7): 1728–1735. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.01899.

Parrish F.A. and E.B. Roark (2009). Growth validation of gold coral Gerardia sp. in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol.397:163-172, 2009.

Parrish, F.A. (2009). Do monk seals exert top-down pressure in subphotic ecosystems? Marine Mammal Science, 25(1): 91-106.

Roark, E. Brendan, Thomas P. Guilderson, Robert B. Dunbar, Stewart J. Fallon, and David A. Mucciarone (2009). Extreme longevity in proteinaceous deep-sea corals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, March 31, 2009. vol.106(13): 5204-5208.

Schipper, C.I. and J.D.L. White (2009). No depth limit to hydrovolcanic limu o Pele: analysis of limu from Lo`ihi Seamount, Hawai`i. Bulletin of Volcanology, Volume 72, Number 2, 149-164. Doi: 10.1007/s00445-009-0315-5.

Sudek, Lisa A., A.S. Templeton, B.M. Tebo, and H. Staudigel (2009). Microbial Ecology of Fe (hydr)oxide Mats and Basaltic Rock from Vailulu’u Seamount, American Samoa. Geomicrobiology Journal, 1521-0529, Vol. 26(8): 581-596.

Yeh, J. and J.C. Drazen (2009). Depth zonation and bathymetric trends of deep-sea megafaunal Scavengers of the Hawaiian Islands. Deep-Sea Research I 56(2): 251–266.

Young, C.M. (2009). Communities on Deep-Sea Hard Bottoms. In: Marine Hard Bottom Communities, Chapter 3, p39-60. Wahl Martin ed. Series: Ecological Studies, Vol.206. Springer-Verlag. ISBN:978-3-540-92703-7.


Cairns, S.D. and F.M. Bayer (2008). A Review of the Octocorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) from Hawaii and Adjacent Seamounts: The Genus Narella Gray, 1870. Pacific Science (2008), Vol.62, no. 1:83-115.

Chadwick, W.W. Jr., I.C. Wright, U. Schwarz-Schampera, O. Hyvernaud, D. Reymond, and C.E.J. De Ronde (2008). Cyclic eruptions and sector collapses at Monowai submarine volcano, Kermadec arc: 1998-2007, GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS, VOL. 9, Q10014, 17 PP., doi:10010.11029/12008GC002113.

Concepcion G.T., M. Crepeau, D. Wagner, S.E. Kahng, and R.J. Toonen (2008). An alternative to ITS, a hypervariable, single-copy nuclear intron in corals, and its use in detecting cryptic species within the octocoral genus Carijoa. Coral Reefs 27(2):323-336, DOI: 10.1007/s00338-007-0323-x.

Crook, K.A.W., E.A. Felton (2008). Sedimentology of rocky shorelines 5: The marine samples at +326m from ‘Stearns swale’ (Lanai, Hawaii) and their paleo-environmental and sedimentary process implications. Sedimentary Geology 206 (2008): 33-41.

Dickey, T.D. et al. (2008). Physical and bio-optical observations of oceanic cyclones west of the island of Hawaii. Deep-Sea Research II 55 (2008): 1195–1217.

Dziak, R.P., J.H. Haxel, H. Matsumoto, T.K. Lau, S.G. Merle, C.E.J. de Ronde, R.W. Embley, and D.K. Mellinger (2008). Observations of regional seismicity and local harmonic tremor at Brothers volcano, south Kermadec arc, using an ocean bottom hydrophone array. Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth), Vol.113, No.7, B08S04, doi: 10.1029/2007JB005533.

Embley, R.W., C.E.J. de Ronde, and J. Ishibashi (2008). Introduction to special section on Active Magmatic, Tectonic, and Hydrothermal Processes at Intraoceanic Arc Submarine Volcanoes, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B08S01, doi:10.1029/ 2008JB005871.

Grigg R., J. Polovina, A. Friedlander, and S. Rohmann (2008). Biology of Coral Reefs in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. In: Riegl B, Dodge R (eds.) Coral Reefs of the USA, Coral Reefs of the World, 2008, Vol.1 573-594, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-6847-8_14. Springer.

Hekinian Roger et al. (2008). Geology of a submarine volcanic caldera in the Tonga Arc: dive results. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Vol.176 (4), Oct.15, 2008, p.571-582.

Jones, B., C.E.J. de Ronde, & R.W. Renaut (2008). Mineralized microbes from Giggenbach submarine volcano. Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth), Vol.113, No.7, B08S05, doi:10.1029/2007JB005482.

Kahng, S.E., Y. Benayahu, D. Wagner, N. Rothe (2008). Sexual reproduction in the invasive Octocoral Carijoa riisei in Hawaii. Bulletin of Marine Science, 82(1):1-17. (11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)

Lavelle, J.W., G.J. Massoth, E.T. Baker, & C.E.J. de Ronde (2008). Ocean current and temperature time series at Brothers volcano. Journal of Geophysical Research (Ocean), Vol.113 No.9, doi:10.1029/2007JC004713.

Lupton, J.E., M. Lilley, D.A. Butterfield, L. Evans, R.W. Embley, G. Massoth, B. Christenson, K. Nakamura, and M. Schmidt (2008). Venting of a separate CO2-rich gas phase from submarine arc volcanoes: Examples from the Mariana and Tonga-Kermadec arcs. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, B08S12, 21 PP., 2008. doi:10.1029/2007JB005467.

Potuzak, M., A.R.L. Nichols, D.B. Dingwell and D.A. Clague (2008). Hyperquenched volcanic glass from Loihi Seamount, Hawaii. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 270 (2008): 54–62.

Runcie, J.W., C.F.D. Gurgel and K.J. McDermid (2008). In situ photosynthetic rates of tropical marine macroalgae at their lower depth limit. Europe Journal of Phycology (2008), 43(4): 377–388.

Sansone, Francis J., Heather L. Spalding, and Celia M. Smith (2008). Submersible-operated porewater sampler for permeable sediments. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods [Limnol. Oceanogr.: Methods]. Vol.6: 119-125.

Santelli, C.M., B.N. Orcutt, E. Banning, W. Bach, C.L. Moyer, M.L. Sogin, H. Staudigel, and K.J. Edwards (2008). Abundance and diversity of microbial life in ocean crust, Nature 453(7195):653-656 (29 May 2008) Doi:10.1038/Nature06899.

Sims, K.W.W., S.R. Hart, M.K. Reagan, J. Blusztjan, H. Staudigel, R.A. Sohn, G.D. Layne, L.A.Ball, and J. Andrews (2008). 238U-230Th–226Ra–210Pb-210Po, 232Th-228Ra, and 235U-213Pa constraints on the ages and petrogenesis of Vailulu’u and Malumalu Lavas, Samoa, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Vol. 9(4) (1 April 2008) Q04003, doi:10.1029/2007GC001651.

Smith, J.E., H.L. Spalding, R. Okano, and C.M. Smith (2008). The Seaweed and Seagrass Communities of Molokai. The Chapter 8 of The Coral Reef of South Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i—Portrait of a Sediment-Threatened Fringing Reef. Edited by Field, M.E., S.A. Cochran, J.B. Logan, and C.D. Storlazzi. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2007-5101.

Spalding H. (2008). Halimeda meadows in Hawaii. in Vermeij M. (ed) Coral Reefs of Maui: status, stressors and suggestions. 60pp.

Stott, M.B., J.A. Saito, M.A. Crowe, P.F. Dunfield, S. Hou, E. Nakasone, C.J. Daughney, A.V. Smirnova, B.W. Mountain, K. Takai, and M. Alam (2008). Culture-independent characterization of a novel microbial community at a hydrothermal vent at Brothers volcano, Kermadec arc, New Zealand, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.113, B08S06, doi:10.1029/2007JB005477.

Webster J.M. et al. (2008). Coral reef evolution on rapidly subsiding margins. Global and Planetary Change 66(1-2): 129–148. Journal homepage:

Wright, I.C., et al. (2008). Collapse and reconstruction of Monowai submarine volcano, Kermadec arc, 1998-2004, Journal of Geophysical Res., Vol.113, B08S03, doi:10.1029/2007JB005138.


Allison, N., A.A. Finch, J.M. Webster, and D.A. Clague (2007). Palaeoenvironmental records from fossil corals: The effects of submarine diagenesis on temperature and climate estimates. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71 (19): 4693–4703.

de Ronde, C.E.J., E.T. Baker, G.J. Massoth, J.E. Lupton, I.C. Wright, R.J. Sparks, S.C. Bannister, M.E. Reyners, S.L. Walker, R.R. Greene, J. Ishibashi, K. Faure, J.A. Resing, and G.T. Lebon (2007). Submarine hydrothermal activity along the mid-Kermadec Arc, New Zealand: Large-scale effects on venting, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 8(7): 1097-1133.

Embley, R.W., E.T. Baker, D.A. Butterfield, W.W. Chadwick Jr., J.E. Lupton, J.A. Resing, C.E.J. de Ronde, K. Nakamura, V. Tunnicliffe, J.F. Dower, & S.G. Merle (2007). Exploring the Submarine Ring of Fire: Mariana Arc - Western Pacific. Oceanography 20 (4): 68-79.

Kahng, S.E. and C. D. Kelley (2007). Vertical zonation of megabenthic taxa on a deep photosynthetic reef (50-140 m) in the Au’au Channel, Hawaii. Coral Reefs (2007) 26(3):679-687.

Parrish, F.A. (2007). Density and habitat of three deep-sea corals in the lower Hawaiian Chain. Conservation and adaptive management of seamount and deep-sea coral ecosystems. George, R.Y. and S.D. Cairns, eds. 2007. Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami. pp. 185-194.

Parrish, F.A. and A.R. Baco (2007). State of deep coral ecosystems in the U.S. Pacific Islands region: Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Territories. Chapter 4 in the book: The State of deep coral ecosystems of the United States: 2007. (S.E. Lumsden, T.F. Hourigan, A.W. Bruckner, and G. Dorr ed.) NOAA Technical Memorandum CRCP 3, pp.155-194.


Cairns, S.D. (2006). New Records of Azooxanthellate Scleractinia from the Hawaiian Islands. Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2004-2005. ed by Neal L. Evenhuis & Lucius G. Eldredge. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 87: 45-53 (2006).

Garcia, M.O., J. Caplan-Auerbach, E.H. De Carlo, M.D. Kurz and N. Becker (2006). Geology, geochemistry and earthquake history of Loihi Seamount, Hawaii’s youngest volcano. Chemie der Erde 66 (2006): 81–108.

Hammer, J.E., M.L. Coombs, P.J. Shamberger and J. Kimura (2006). Submarine sliver in North Kona: A window into the early magmatic and growth history of Hualalai Volcano, Hawaii. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 151 (2006): 157–188.

Kahng, S.E. (2006). Ecology and ecological impact of an alien octocoral, Carijoa riisei, in Hawaii. Ph.D. thesis, University of Hawaii, pp. 284.

Kelley, C.D. and W. IKehara (2006). The Impacts of Bottomfishing on Raita and West St. Rogatien Banks in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin (issued by National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Feb.2006), No.543:305-318.

Kelley, C.D., R. Moffitt, and J.R. Smith (2006). Mega to Micro-Scale Classification and Description of Bottomfish Essential Fish Habitat on Four Banks in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Atoll Research Bulletin (issued by National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Feb.2006), No.543:319-332.

Mah, C.L. 2006. Phylogeny and biogeography of the deep-sea goniasterid, Circeaster (Echinodermata, Asteroidea, Goniasteridae) including descriptions of six new species. Zoosystema. 28(4):917-954.

Miller, J.E., S. Vogt, R. Hoeke, S. Ferguson, T.B. Appelgate, J.R. Smith, and M. Parke (2006). Bathymetric Atlas and Website for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Atoll Research Bulletin (issued by National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Feb.2006), No.543:409-422.

Parrish, F.A. (2006). Precious corals and subphotic fish assemblages. Atoll Research Bulletin (issued by National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Feb.2006), No.543: 425-438.

Pile, A.J., and C.M. Young (2006). The natural diet of a hexactinellid sponge: benthic-pelagic coupling in a deep-sea microbial food web. Deep-Sea Research I. 53(2006): 1148-1156.

Roark, E. Brendan, Thomas P. Guilderson, Robert B. Dunbar, B. Lynn Ingram (2006). Radiocarbon-based ages and growth rates of Hawaiian deep-sea corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series [Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.]. 2006. Vol.327: pp.1-14.

Sansone F.J. and J.R. Smith (2006). Rapid Mass Wasting Following Nearshore Submarine Volcanism on Kilauea Volcano, special volume of the J. Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 151, p. 133-139.

Staudigel, Hubert et al. (2006). Vailulu’u Seamount, Samoa: Life and Death on an active submarine volcano. PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) April 25, 2006. Vol. 103(17): 6448-6453.

Stoffers, P., Tim J. Worthington, Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera, Mark D. Hannington, Gary J. Massoth, Roger Hekinian, Mark Schmidt, Lonny J. Lundsten, Leigh J. Evans, Rennie Vaiomo'unga and Terry Kerby (2006). Submarine volcanoes and high-temperature hydrothermal venting on the Tonga arc, southwest Pacific. Geology Vol. 34(6): 453–456.

Verbruggen H., O. De Clerck, A.D.R. N'Yeurt, H.L. Spalding, and P.S. Vroom (2006). Phylogeny and taxonomy of Halimeda incrassata, including the description of H. kanaloana and H. heteromorpha spp. nov. (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). European Journal of Phycology 41: 337-362.

Webster J.M. et al. (2006). Drowned coralline algal dominated deposits off Lanai, Hawaii; carbonate accretion and vertical tectonics over the last 30 ka. Marine Geology, 225: 223-246.

Young, C.M. and M. Biscoito (2006). Dysommina. In: Handbook of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Fauna. Second edition. P493. D. Desbruyères, M. Segonzac, and M. Bright ed. 2006. ISSN: 1608-8700.


Cairns, S.D. (2005). Revision of the Hawaiian Stylasteridae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Athecata). Pacific Science (2005), vol. 59, no.3: 439-451.

de Ronde, C.E.J., M.D. Hannington, P. Stoffers, I.C. Wright, R.G. Ditchburn, A.G. Reyes, E.T. Baker, G.J. Massoth, J.E. Lupton, S.L. Walker, R.R. Greene, C.W.R. Soong, J. Ishibashi, G.T. Lebon, C.J Bray, and J.A. Resing (2005). Evolution of a submarine magmatic-hydrothermal system: Brothers volcano, southern Kermadec arc, New Zealand, Economic Geology, Vol.100, pp. 1097-1133.

Hanyu, T., D.A. Clague, I. Kaneoka, T.J. Dunai and G.R. Davies (2005). Noble gas systematics of submarine alkalic lavas near the Hawaiian hotspot. Chemical Geology 214 (2005): 135–155.

Kahng, Samuel E. and Richard W. Grigg (2005). Impact of an alien octocoral, Carijoa riisei, on black corals in Hawaii. Coral Reefs (Journal of the International Society for Reef Studies)(2005) 24:556-562. Also published online: Sept.7, 2005 by Publisher: Springer-Verlag GmbH. ISSN: 0722-4028 (Paper) 1432-0975 (Online).

Kahng, Samuel E. and Anya Salih (2005). Localization of fluorescent pigments in a nonbioluminescent, azooxanthellate octocoral suggests a photoprotective function. Coral Reefs (2005) 24:435-436. Also published online: Nov. 8, 2005 by Publisher: Springer-Verlag. ISSN: 0722-4028 (Paper) 1432-0975 (Online).

Maldonado, M., C. Carmona, Z. Velásquez, A. Puig, A. Cruzado, A. López, and C.M. Young (2005). Siliceous sponges as a silicon sink: An overlooked aspect of benthopelagic coupling in the marine Silicon cycle. Limnology and Oceanography 50(3):799-809.

Mundy, Bruce C. (2005). Checklist of the Fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletins in Zoology. Bishop Museum Press Honolulu. p.704.

Opresko D.M. (2005). New genera and species of antipatharian corals (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) from the North Pacific. Zool. Meded. Leiden 79: 129–165.

Templeton, A.S., H. Staudigel, and B.M. Tebo (2005). Diverse Mn(II)- oxidizing bacteria isolated from submarine basalts at Loihi seamount. Geomicrobiology Journal, 22(3-4): 127-139.

Vetter, E.W. and C.R. Smith (2005). Insights into the ecological effects of deep-ocean CO_2 enrichment: the impacts of natural CO_2 venting at Loihi Seamount on deep-sea scavengers. Journal of Geophysical Research 110(C09S13): 1-10.


Dahlgren, T.G., A.G. Glover, A. Baco and C.R. Smith (2004). Fauna of whale falls: systematics and ecology of a new polychaete (Annelida: Chrysopetalidae) from the deep Pacific Ocean. Deep-Sea Research I 51 (2004): 1873–1887.

Donachie, S.P., S. Hou, K.S. Lee, C.W. Riley, A. Pikina, C. Belisle, S. Kempe, T.S. Gregory, A. Bossuyt, J. Boerema, J. Liu, T.A. Freitas, A. Malahoff and M. Alam (2004). The Hawaiian Archipelago: A Microbial Diversity Hotspot. Microbial Ecology. Online publication: 9 Novermber 2004. Volume 48, 509-520 (2004).

Evans, B.K., J.R. Smith, and J.E. Miller (2004). Collaborative Nautical Charting and Scientific Seabed Mapping Missions:  NOAA and the University of Hawaii Conduct a Case Study in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Sea Technology, v. 45(6): 14-22, 2004.

Grigg, R.W. (2004). Harvesting impacts and invasion by an alien species decrease estimates of black coral yield off Maui, Hawaii. Pacific Science (Jan., 2004), 58(1):1-6.

Hou, S., J.H. Saw, K.S. Lee, T.A. Freitas, C. Belisle, Y. Kawarabayasi, S.P. Donachie, A. Pikina, M.Y. Galperin, E.V. Koonin, K.S. Makarova, M.V. Omelchenko, A. Sorokin, Y.I. Wolf, Q.X. Li, Y.S. Keum, S. Campbell, J. Denery, S.-I. Aizawa, S. Shibata, A. Malahoff, and M. Alam (2004). Genome Sequence of the deep-sea ?-proteobacterium Idiomarina loihiensis reveals amino acid fermentation as a source of carbon and energy. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 101(52):18036-18041. Published online Dec 13, 2004.

McGovern, P.J., J.R. Smith, J.K. Morgan, and M.H. Bulmer (2004). The Olympus Mons aureole deposits: New evidence for a flank-failure origin, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.109:E8, E08008, August 28, 2004. doi:10.1029/2004JE002258.

McMurtry, G.M., P. Watts, G.J. Fryer, J.R. Smith, and F. Imamura (2004). Giant landslides, mega-tsunamis, and paleo-sea level in the Hawaiian Islands. Marine Geology. 203:219-233, 2004. doi:10.1016/S0025-3227(03)00306-2.

Mundy, Bruce C. and F.A. Parrish (2004). New Records of the Fish Genus Grammatonotus (Teleostei: Perciformes: Percoidei: Callanthiidae) from the Central Pacific, Including a Spectacular Species in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science Vol 58, Number 3:403-417, July 2004.

Parrish, F.A. and R.C. Boland (2004). Habitat and reef-fish assemblages of banks in the Northwestern Hawaiian Island. Marine Biology, Vol.144 (6): 1065-1073.


Benoit-Bird, K.J., W.W.L. Au, C.D. Kelley, and C. Taylor (2003). Acoustic backscattering by deepwater fish measured in situ from a manned submersible. Deep-Sea Research I 50(2003): 221-229.

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Donachie, S.P., S. Hou, T.S. Gregory, A. Malahoff, and M. Alam (2003). Idiomarina loihiensis sp. nov., a halophilic ?-Proteobacterium from the Loihi submarine volcano, Hawaii. Internal Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2003, 53, 1873-1879.


Clague, D.A. and J.G. Moore (2002). The proximal part of the giant submarine Wailau landslide, Molokai, Hawaii. J. of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 113(2002): 259-287.

Donachie, S.P., B.W. Christensen, D.D. Kunkel, A. Malahoff, and M. Alam (2002). Microbial community in acidic bydrothermal waters of volcanically active White Island, New Zealand, Extremophiles, 6(5):419-425, 2002.

Grigg, R.W. et al. (2002). Drowned reefs an antecedent karst topography, Au'au Channel, S.E. Hawaiian Islands. Coral Reefs 21:73-82.

Lipman, P.W., T.W. Sisson, T. Ui, J. Naka, and J.R. Smith (2002). Ancestral Submarine Growth of Kilauea Volcano and Instability of its South Flank. In American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph 128, Hawaiian Volcanoes: Deep Underwater Perspectives, E. Takahashi, P. Lipman, M. Garcia, J. Naka, and S. Aramaki (Eds.), p.161-191.

Malahoff, A., T. Gregory, A. Bossuyt, S. Donachie, and M. Alam (2002). A seamless system for the collection and cultivation of extremophiles from deep-ocean hydrothermal vents, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 27(4):862-869, 2002.

Naka, J., T. Kanamatsu, P.W. Lipman, T.W. Sisson, N. Tsuboyama, J.K. Morgan, J.R. Smith, and T. Ui (2002). Deep-Sea Volcaniclastic Sedimentation Around the Southern Flank of Hawaii. In American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph 128, Hawaiian Volcanoes: Deep Underwater Perspectives, E. Takahashi, P. Lipman, M. Garcia, J. Naka, and S. Aramaki (Eds.), p.29-50.

Noormets, R., E.A. Felton, and K.A.W. Crook (2002). Sedimentology of Rocky Shorelines: 2 Shoreline megaclasts on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii -- origins and history. Sedimentary Geology 150(2002): 31-45. [Special issue on "Coastal Environmental Change During Sea-level Highstands" (IGCP Project 437).

Parrish, F.A., K. Abernathy, G.J. Marshall, and B.M. Buhleier (2002). Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus Schauinslandi) foraging in deep-water coral beds. Marine Mammal Science 18(1):244-258.

Satake, K., J.R. Smith, and K. Shinozaki (2002). Three-Dimensional Reconstruction and Tsunami Model of the Nuuanu and Wailau Giant Landslides, Hawaii. In American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph 128, Hawaiian Volcanoes: Deep Underwater Perspectives, E. Takahashi, P. Lipman, M. Garcia, J. Naka, and S. Aramaki (Eds.), p.333-346.

Smith, J.R., K. Satake, and K. Suyehiro (2002). Deepwater Multibeam Sonar Surveys Along the Southeastern Hawaii Ridge: Guide to the CD-ROM. In American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph 128, Hawaiian Volcanoes: Deep Underwater Perspectives, E. Takahashi, P. Lipman, M. Garcia, J. Naka, and S. Aramaki (Eds.), p.3-9.

Smith, J.R., K. Satake, J.K. Morgan, and P.W. Lipman (2002). Submarine Landslides and Volcanic Features on Kohala and Mauna Kea Volcanoes. In American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph 128, Hawaiian Volcanoes: Deep Underwater Perspectives, E. Takahashi, P. Lipman, M. Garcia, J. Naka, and S. Aramaki (Eds.), p.11-28.

Umino, S., S. Obata, P.W. Lipman, J.R. Smith, T. Shibata, J. Naka, and F. Trusdell (2002). Emplacement and Inflation Structures of Submarine and Subaerial Pahoehoe Lavas From Hawaii. In American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph 128, Hawaiian Volcanoes: Deep Underwater Perspectives, E. Takahashi, P. Lipman, M. Garcia, J. Naka, and S. Aramaki (Eds.), p.85-101.


Berntson, E.A. and S.C. France (2001). Generating DNA sequence information from museum collections of octocoral specimens (Phylum Cnidaria: Class Anthozoa). Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 10:119-129.

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