Between waterfalls and coral reefs: Hawaiian estuaries (muliwai) as juvenile fish habitat

Dr. Kimberly A. Peyton, Hawaii DLNR
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Bilger 150

Ecological links between juvenile fish habitat and fisheries productivity have focused primarily on continental estuaries in temperate regions. In contrast, tropical insular estuaries, such as those in the Hawaiian Islands, are relatively understudied despite the likelihood that they too play a similar role in coastal productivity. To improve our understanding of the role Hawaiian estuaries as juvenile habitat for fishes, Division of Aquatic Resources is conducting an archipelago-wide assessment of estuaries.