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Isles of Refuge: Wildlife and History of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (review)

Isles of Refuge: Wildlife and History of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (review) book and media reviews sciences. In the tradition of Laura Thompson, it contains concise and detailed ethnographic description, and hopefully will stimulate more research and insight in this line of inquiry. the Aleutians of Alaska to Hawai`i's Big Island, this last still being created by that same hot spot. As soon as lava cooled, whether under water or above, plants and animals began to make themselves at home. As old islands eroded and sank, corals and coralline algae formed encircling necklaces growing upward, staying in the lighted surface zone, forming an atoll. Islands older still were carried northwestward into water too cool for coral reefs and gradually sank below the sea. The most southerly of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Necker Island and Nïhoa, still raise their basalt cores above the sea. In a chain to the north, but still within the zone of coral reef development, are French Frigate Shoals, Gardner Pinnacles, Maro Reef, Laysan and Lisianski Islands, Pearl and Hermes Reef, Midway Atoll, and Kure Atoll. All provide refuges of exquisite if stark beauty for sea birds, reef fishes, sea turtles, monk seals, and their neighbors, predators, and prey. Storms have wiped out whole populations, climates have http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Isles of Refuge: Wildlife and History of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 14 (2) – Jan 7, 2002

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book and media reviews sciences. In the tradition of Laura Thompson, it contains concise and detailed ethnographic description, and hopefully will stimulate more research and insight in this line of inquiry. the Aleutians of Alaska to Hawai`i's Big Island, this last still being created by that same hot spot. As soon as lava cooled, whether under water or above, plants and animals began to make themselves at home. As old islands eroded and sank, corals and coralline algae formed encircling necklaces growing upward, staying in the lighted surface zone, forming an atoll. Islands older still were carried northwestward into water too cool for coral reefs and gradually sank below the sea. The most southerly of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Necker Island and Nïhoa, still raise their basalt cores above the sea. In a chain to the north, but still within the zone of coral reef development, are French Frigate Shoals, Gardner Pinnacles, Maro Reef, Laysan and Lisianski Islands, Pearl and Hermes Reef, Midway Atoll, and Kure Atoll. All provide refuges of exquisite if stark beauty for sea birds, reef fishes, sea turtles, monk seals, and their neighbors, predators, and prey. Storms have wiped out whole populations, climates have

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Published: Jan 7, 2002

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