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Tsuda R.T.,Botany Herbarium Pacificum | Fisher J.R.,Botany Herbarium Pacificum | Vroom P.S.,Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Cryptogamie, Algologie | Year: 2011

Fifty-nine species of marine benthic algae are reported for the first time from the coral reefs of isolated Swains Island, American Samoa, based on collections made during February 2002,2004,2006, and March 2008 under the auspices of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The collections include 4 species of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), 38 species of red algae, 3 species of brown algae and 14 species of green algae. Based on their frequency of occurrence at different stations during the 4 cruises, Rhipilia geppiorum and Microdictyon umbilicatum were considered the most widely distributed species during the months of February and March. Twenty-eight species represent new records for the Samoan Archipelago (American Samoa and Samoa). © 2011 Adac. Tous droits réservés. Source

Tsuda R.T.,Botany Herbarium Pacificum | Fisher J.R.,Botany Herbarium Pacificum | Vroom P.S.,Pacific Research Fisheries Center | Abbott I.A.,Botany Herbarium Pacificum | Abbott I.A.,University of Hawaii at Manoa
Botanica Marina | Year: 2010

The marine flora of Wake Atoll is phytogeographically interesting because the atoll is a small (6.5 km2) isolated coral reef structure located in the central Pacific between the north-western Hawaiian Islands and the Marshall Islands. Eighty-one of the 103 species of subtidal marine benthic algae collected in October 2005 and April-May 2007 during two NOAA cruises to Wake Atoll represent new records for the atoll. Previously published collections include five species collected in December 1841 during the US Exploring Expedition, 35 additional species representing collections made in June 1998 by US Fish and Wildlife personnel, and incidental specimens collected by various biologists and deposited in the Herbarium Pacificum of the Bishop Museum, Honolulu. The 121 species of marine benthic algae now documented from Wake Atoll contain components from the Hawaiian Islands and Marshall Islands, but show a closer resemblance to those of the Hawaiian Archipelago. © 2010 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin New York. Source

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