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1. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Honduras. Honduras has a long mainland coast facing the Caribbean Sea but dominated by heavy riverine inputs and extensive mangrove communities. There are no recorded coastal coral reefs, although small, poorly develo...
Honduras has a long mainland coast facing the Caribbean Sea but dominated by heavy riverine inputs and extensive mangrove communities. There are no recorded coastal coral reefs, although small, poorly developed coral communities are recorded from Pue...


2. Resources Overview: US Pacific Islands, Hawaiian Islands (USA). The Hawaiian Archipelago stretches for over 2,400 km from 19°-28° N to 155°-178° E (Fig. 222US_Reefs_2002_Fig222.jpg 2). Given the prevailing ocean currents and its distance from land...
The Hawaiian Archipelago stretches for over 2,400 km from 19°-28° N to 155°-178° E (Fig. 222US_Reefs_2002_Fig222.jpg 2). Given the prevailing ocean currents and its distance from land masses, Hawai‘i is one of the most isolated yet populated areas...


3. Resources Overview: US Pacific Islands, Hawaiian Islands (USA). Hawaii is one of the most isolated archipelagos in the world and as a result, possesses some of the highest marine endemism recorded anywhere on earth. Because they are located in the mi...
Hawaii is one of the most isolated archipelagos in the world and as a result, possesses some of the highest marine endemism recorded anywhere on earth. Because they are located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii’s coral reefs are exposed to l...


4. Resources Overview: US Pacific Islands, Hawaiian Islands (USA). In many areas of the Hawaiian Islands, nearshore water chemistry is a mixture of oceanic water and freshwater emanating from both submarine groundwater discharge at or near the shoreline...
In many areas of the Hawaiian Islands, nearshore water chemistry is a mixture of oceanic water and freshwater emanating from both submarine groundwater discharge at or near the shoreline and surface water runoff. Except for the island of Kauai, both ...


5. Resources Overview: US Pacific Islands, Hawaiian Islands (USA). TourismTourism is Hawaii’s primary industry with state projections estimating about 6.7 million visitors arriving in 2004 and spending more than $11.4 billion. An increase in tourism sin...
TourismTourism is Hawaii’s primary industry with state projections estimating about 6.7 million visitors arriving in 2004 and spending more than $11.4 billion. An increase in tourism since 2003 is partially the result of the return of Asian travelers...


6. Resources Overview: US Pacific Islands, Hawaiian Islands (USA). The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI)The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) consist of small islands, atolls, submerged banks, and reefs, and stretch for more than 2,000 km northwes...
The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI)The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) consist of small islands, atolls, submerged banks, and reefs, and stretch for more than 2,000 km northwest of the high windward main Hawaiian Islands (MHI; Figures 10.1U...


7. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Honduras. While only small coral reef communities occur on the Caribbean coast of Honduras (Puerto Cortes, La Ceiba and Tujillo), there are well developed reefs on the outer Bay Islands (Utila, Morat, Barbareta, Roatà...
While only small coral reef communities occur on the Caribbean coast of Honduras (Puerto Cortes, La Ceiba and Tujillo), there are well developed reefs on the outer Bay Islands (Utila, Morat, Barbareta, Roatàn, and Guanaja) and Cayos Cochinos. Well de...


8. Resources Overview: Mesoamerica, Honduras. Socioeconomic impacts and management responses: The Bay Islands’ reefs are the center for both tourism and fishing activities. Fringing reefs have been heavily exploited and the continued high demand for fi...
Socioeconomic impacts and management responses: The Bay Islands’ reefs are the center for both tourism and fishing activities. Fringing reefs have been heavily exploited and the continued high demand for fish products has resulted in a relocation of...


9. Resources Overview: US Pacific Islands, Hawaiian Islands (USA). The Hawaiian Archipelago spans over 2500 km from the island of Hawai‘i in the south-east to Kure Atoll (the world’s highest latitude atoll) in the north-west. These coral reefs in the ce...
The Hawaiian Archipelago spans over 2500 km from the island of Hawai‘i in the south-east to Kure Atoll (the world’s highest latitude atoll) in the north-west. These coral reefs in the central Pacific Ocean are exposed to large open ocean swells and s...


10. Resources Overview: US Pacific Islands, Hawaiian Islands (USA). Socioeconomics: More than 82% of Hawai‘i’s tourists participate in some form of ocean recreation, generating almost $364 million each year; and 66% of 1600 local households surveyed pa...
Socioeconomics: More than 82% of Hawai‘i’s tourists participate in some form of ocean recreation, generating almost $364 million each year; and 66% of 1600 local households surveyed participated in ocean swimming (28 times per year between 2004 and...


11. Resources Overview: US Pacific Islands, Hawaiian Islands (USA). The main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) form the southern part of the Hawaiian Archipelago, which is located in the middle of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, centered at about 28°N (Figure 8...
The main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) form the southern part of the Hawaiian Archipelago, which is located in the middle of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, centered at about 28°N (Figure 8.1USReef_2008_Figure_8.1.gif2). The MHI consist of eight high vo...


12. Resources Overview: US Pacific Islands, Hawaiian Islands (USA). Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Beginning at Nihoa and Necker Island (Mokumanamana; about 7 and 10 million years old, respectively) and extending to Midway and Kure Atolls (about 28 mill...
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Beginning at Nihoa and Necker Island (Mokumanamana; about 7 and 10 million years old, respectively) and extending to Midway and Kure Atolls (about 28 million years old), the NWHI represent the older portion of the emer...


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