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Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

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The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) consist of small islands, atolls, submerged banks, and reefs, which stretch for more than 2,000 km northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands. On June 15, 2006, the President of the United States designated the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) a national monument, enabling nearly 140,000 square miles of the NWHI to receive our Nation's highest form of marine environmental protection. The coral reefs of the NWHI may be the healthiest and most undisturbed of the United States reefs, and unlike most other present-day coral reefs, they comprise possibly the last, large-scale, apex predator-dominated coral reef ecosystem on Earth. The NWHI coral reefs and associated habitats harbor more than 7,000 species, many of which are rare, threatened, or endangered; many are endemic, found nowhere else on Earth. Many more remain unidentified or even undiscovered to science.

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands satellite map

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands satellite map

Publications

Hawaii's Coral Reef Management Priorities

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Marine Biogeographic Assessment of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

A surveillance strategy for invasive species of concern in deepwater habitats of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 108

An Investigation of Survey Technologies and Modeling Techniques for Improving Deepwater Surveys of Nonindigenous Species in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 95

Dynamics of debris densities and removal at Northwestern Hawaiian Islands coral reefs

U.S. Western Pacific Fisheries – Past to Present

Report on the Status of Marine Protected Areas in Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States. Volume 1: Marine Protected Areas Managed by U.S. States,Territories, and Commonwealths. NOAA Technical Memorandum CRCP 2 February 2007

State of The Reefs report (SOTR)

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2008.

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2005.

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2002.

Local Action Strategy

Hawaii Local Action Strategy Factsheet

FLASH Strategic Plan: Fisheries Local Action Strategy in Hawai'i (FLASH)

Metadata, Data and Publications Search in CoRIS

Search the CoRIS Geoportal for Northwestern Hawaiian Islands metadata, data and publications.

You may also choose to enter the name of any individual island, shoal, atoll, submerged bank, etc., in the CoRIS Geoportal search box and press the "Search" button.

ReefBase Coral Bleaching Reports

Select "U.S. Pacific Islands" in the region window and "Hawaiian Islands (USA)" in the Country window.

Near-Real-Time Data

Coral Reef Watch Satellite Monitoring

Coral Reef Watch - Hawaiian Islands Virtual Stations

The Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Program

NOAA/National Weather Service - Data from Hawaii

NOAA CO-OPS - Tide Data

NOAA Tidal Predictions

National Data Buoy Center

Other Data & Information

Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center - Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Data

Shallow-water Benthic Habitats of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Data Archived in NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center

Shallow and Deep-water CTD observations

Documented sightings of C. riisei and H. musciformis in NWHI and nearby islands

Education and Outreach

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology -Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Research Partnership

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Multi Agency Education Project

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument - Education and Outreach

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument - Maps, Images, and Videos

Papahānaumokuākea Site brochure

Papahānaumokuākea World Heritage brochure

President sets aside largest marine conservation area on Earth
(June 15 2006)

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve
(The Encyclopedia of Earth)

Marine Protected Areas/ Marine Managed Areas

Marine Protected Areas of the United States Home Page

The Marine Protected Areas Inventory

Federal MPA Legislation

Marine Federal Areas Fact Sheet

Executive order 13158: Marine Protected Areas

Hancock Seamount

Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Lobster Closed Areas

Lobster Closed Season - Permit Area 1

Lobster Closed Season - Permit Area 2

Longline Protected Species Zone

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

WestPac Bed