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Ahyong, S and MV Erdmann. 2003. The stomatopod Crustacea of Guam. Micronesica 35-36: 315-352.

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Amesbury, S.S., and R.F. Myers. 1982. Guide to the Coastal Resources of Guam: Vol. 1. The Fishes. University of Guam Press, Mangilao, Guam 141 pp.

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Asami, R, T Yamada, Y Iryu, CP Meyer, TM Quinn, and G Paulay. 2004. Carbon and oxygen isotopic composition of a Guam coral and their relationships to environmental variables in the western Pacific. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paeleoecology 212: 1-22.

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Bailey-Brock, JH. 2003. Coral reef polychaetes of Guam and Saipan, Mariana Islands. Micronesica 35-36: 200-217.

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Becerro, MA, V Bonito, and VJ Paul. 2006. Effects of monsoon-driven wave action on coral reefs of Guam and implications for coral recruitment. Coral Reefs 25(2):193-199.

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Belt Collins Hawaii Ltd. 2002. Draft economic impact analysis of proposed critical habitat for three endangered species on Guam and Rota, Revised Determination.

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Birkeland, C. 1988. Geographic comparisons of coral-reef community processes. Proceedings of the 6th International Coral Reef Symposium, Australia, 1988, Vol. 1.

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Burdick, D., V. Brown, J. Asher, M. Gawel, L. Goldman, A. Hall, J. Kenyon, T. Leberer, E. Lundblad, J. McIlwain, J. Miller, D. Minton, M. Nadon, N. Pioppi, L. Raymundo, B. Richards, R. Schroeder, P. Schupp, E. Smith and B. Zgliczynski. 2008. The state of coral reef ecosystems of Guam. Coral Report 2008, NOAA.

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Castro, P. 2003. The traeziid crabs (Brachyura) of Guam and Northern Mariana Islands, with the description of a new species of Trapezia Latreille, 1828. Micronesica 35-36: 440-455.

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Colgan, MW. 1987. Coral reef recovery on Guam (Micronesia) after catastrophic predation by Acanthaster planci. Ecology 68(6): 1592-1605.

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Cox, L.M., Capt. E.J. Dorn, K.C. McIntosh, and M.G. Cook. 1917. The Island of Guam. Government Printing Office.

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Crosby, MP and ES Reese. 1996. A manual for monitoring coral reefs with indicator species: Butterflyfishes as indicators of change on Indo Pacific reefs. Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD. 45 pp.

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Duffy, J. E, and V. J. Paul. 1992. Prey nutritional quality and the effectiveness of chemical defenses against tropical reef fishes. Oecologia 90(3):333-339. 

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Eldredge, LG. 1983. Summary of environmental and fishing information on Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: historical background, description of the islands, and review of the climate, oceanography, and submarine topography. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFC-40.

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Eldredge, LG. 2003. A retrospective look at Guam’s marine biodiversity. 35-36: 26-37.

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Environmental Services. 2001. Final Report: Coral Transplant and Follow-up Monitoring of Transplanted Corals at Tepungan, Piti, Guam. 1 June, 2001 to 4 September, 2001. Duenas and Associates Inc., Tamuning, Guam. 147 p.


Gates, P.D. Browsing patterns of herbivorous fishes in a Halodule univervis seagrass bed of a Pacific island coral reef (Guam, Micronesia), 1986, University of Guam, M.S. Thesis in Biology.


Gershwin, L-A. 2003. Scyphozoa and Cubozoa of Guam. Micronesica 35-36: 156-158.

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Giménez-Casalduero, F., R. W. Thacker, and V. J. Paul. 1999. Association of color and feeding deterrence by tropical reef fishes. Chemoecology 9(1): 33-39.

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Godwin, J., and D.G. Fautin. 1992. Defense of Host Actinians by Anemonefishes. Copeia 1992(3):902-908.

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Grimm, GR and RN Clayshulte. 1982. Demersal plankton from Western Shoals, Apra Harbor, Guam. Proc. 4th int. Symp. coral Reefs 2: p. 454.


Guam Environmental Protection Agency. 2000. Management of contaminated harbor sediments in Guam. Coastal Zone Management Act Section 309. Guam Harbors Sediment Project, Phase III, Final Report.

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Guampedia: The Encyclopedia of Guam. Online. Internet. Guam Humanities Council and University of Guam. August 10, 2007. www.guampedia.com.

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Izumi, M. and H. Jackson. 1993. Marine resources bibliography of Guam. South Pacific Commission.

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Kensley, B. 2003. Axioid shrimps from Guam (Crustacea, Decapoda, Thalassinidea). Micronesica 35-36: 359-384.

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Kirkendale, L and DR Calder. 2003. Hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Micronesica 35-36: 159-188.

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Kirkendale, L and CG Messing. 2003.  An annotated checklist and key to the Crinoidea of Guam. Micronesica 35-36: 523-546.

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Kolinski. S. 2002. Analysis of year long success of the transplantation of corals in mitigation of a cable landing at Tepungan, Piti, Guam. 2001-2002. Honolulu, HI.


Lacson, J. M., and S. Clark. 1995 . Genetic divergence of Maldivian and Micronesian demes of the damselfishes Stegastes nigricans, Chrysiptera biocellata, C. glauca and C. leucopoma (Pomacentridae). Marine Biology 121(4):585-590.


Lambert, C.C. 2000. Germ-cell warfare in Ascidians: Sperm from one species can interfere with the fertilization of a second species. Biol. Bull. 198:22-25.

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Lambert, G. 2002. Nonindigenous Ascidians in Tropical Waters. Pacific Science 56(3): 291-298.

    NOTE: Gives information on Guam as an example within the paper.

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Lambert, G. 2003. Marine biodiversity of Guam: the Ascidiacea. Micronesica 35-36: 584-593.

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Lander, J.F., L.S. Whiteside, and P. Hattori. 2002. The tsunami history of Guam: 1849-1993. Science of Tsunami Hazards 20(3): 158.

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Larson, H.K. 1976. A New Species of Eviota with Discussion of the Nominal Genera Eviota and Eviotops. Copeia 3:498-502.

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Leberer, T and Y Cai. 2003. Shrimps of the Family Atyidae from Guam, Mariana Islands. Micronesica 35-36: 355-358.

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Lobban, C.S. & A.D.R. N'Yeurt. 2006. Provisional keys to the genera of seaweeds of Micronesia, with new records for Guam and Yap. Micronesica 39: 73-105.

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Lobban, C.S. & A.D.R. N'Yeurt. 2006. Additions and corrections to checklist: Provisional keys to the genera of seaweeds of Micronesia, with new records for Guam and Yap.

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Lobban, C., M. Schefter, A. Simpson, X. Pochon, J. Pawlowski, W. Foissner. 2002. Maristentor dinoferus n. gen., n. sp., a giant heterotrich ciliate (Spirotrichea: Heterotrichida) with zooxanthellae, from coral reefs on Guam, Mariana Islands. Marine Biology 140(2):411-423.

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Lobban, C., M. Schefter, A. Simpson, X. Pochon, J. Pawlowski, W. Foissner. 2002. Append to Maristentor dinoferus n. gen., n. sp., a giant heterotrich ciliate (Spirotrichea: Heterotrichida) with zooxanthellae, from coral reefs on Guam, Mariana Islands. Marine Biology 141: 207-208.

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Lobban, C.S. and R.T. Tsuda. 2003. Revised checklist of benthic marine macroalgae and seagrasses of Guam and Micronesia. Micronesica 35(36): 54-99.

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Lord, C, C Plank, I Zelo and D Helton. 2003. Surveys of abandoned vessels: Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. National Ocean Service. Office of Response and Restoration.

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Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian Reef Fishes. A Comprehensive Guide to the Coral Reef Fishes of Micronesia. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 330 pp.

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Neudecker, S. 1979. Effect of Grazing and Browsing Fishes on the Zonation of Corals in Guam. Ecology 60(4):666-672.

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Newman, LJ, G Paulay, and R Ritson-Williams. 2003. Checklist of polyclad flatworms (Platyhelminthes) from Micronesian coral reefs. Micronesica 35-36: 189-199.

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Pacific Basin Environmental Consultants Inc. 1995a. Pacific Underwater Observatory Monitoring Report 3, Month Two Survey for Coral Transplanting Phase I. Guam.


Pacific Basin Environmental Consultants Inc. 1995b. Pacific Underwater Observatory Monitoring Report One, for Coral Transplanting Phase II. Guam.


Pacific Basin Environmental Consultants Inc. 1995c. Pacific Underwater Observatory Monitoring Report One, for Coral Transplanting Phase III. Guam.


Paul, V.J., and K.L. Van Alstyne. 1988. Chemical defense and chemical variation in some tropical Pacific species of Halimeda (Halimedaceae; Chlorophyta). Coral Reefs 6(3-4):263-269.


Paulay, G. 2003. Marine biodiversity of Guam and the Marianas: overview. Micronesica 35-36: 3-25.

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Paulay, G. 2003. The Bivalvia (Mollusca) of Guam. Micronesica 35-36: 218-243.

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Paulay, G. 2007. Metopograpsus oceanicus (Crustacea: Brachyura) in Hawai’i and Guam: another recent invasive? Pacific Science 61(2): 295-300.

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Paulay, G. and Y. Benayahu. 1999. Patterns and consequences of coral bleaching in Micronesia (Majuro and Guam) in 1992-1994. Micronesica 31(2): 109-124.

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Paulay, G., L. Kirkendale, G. Lamber, and C. Meyer. 2002. Anthropogenic biotic interchange in a coral reef ecosystem: A case study from Guam. Pacific Science 56(4): 403-422.

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Paulay, G and A Ross. 2003. An annotated checklist of the shallow water Cirripedia of Guam. Micronesica 35-36: 303-314.

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Pendleton, E.A., E.R. Thieler, and S.J. Williams. 2005. Coastal vulnerability assessment of War in the Pacific National Historical Park (WAPA) to sea-level rise. U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 2005-1056.

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Pennings, S.C., M. T. Nadeau, and V. J. Paul. 1993. Selectivity and Growth of the Generalist Herbivore Dolabella Auricularia Feeding Upon Complementary Resources. Ecology 74(3):879-890.

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Pennings, S.C., S. R. Pablo, V. J. Paul. 1997. Chemical Defenses of the Tropical, Benthic Marine Cyanobacterium Hormothamnion enteromorphoides: Diverse Consumers and Synergisms. Limnology and Oceanography 42(5) Part 1:911-917.

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Pennings, S.C., V.J. Paul, D.C. Dunbar, M.T. Hamann, W.A. Lumbang, B. Novack, and R.S. Jacobs. 1999. Unpalatable Compounds in the Marine Gastropod Dolabella auricularia: Distribution and Effect of Diet. Journal of Chemical Ecology 25(4): 735-755.

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Pola, M., J.L. Cervera, and T.M. Gosliner. 2005. Four new species of Tambja Burn, 1962 (Nudibranchia: Polyceridae) from the Indo-Pacific. Journal of Molluscan Studies 71(3): 257-267.

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Porter, V., T. Leberer, M. Gawel, J. Gutierrez, D. Burdick, V. Torres, and E. Lujan. 2005. The state of coral reef ecosystems of Guam. Coral Report, NOAA. pp. 442-487.

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Randall, RH. 2003. An annotated checklist of hydrozoan and scleractinian corals collected from Guam and other Mariana Islands. Micronesica 35-36: 121-137.

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Richardson, SL and RN Clayshulte. 2003. An annotated checklist of Foraminifera of Guam. 35-36: 38-53.

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Ross, R.M. 1978. Reproductive Behavior of the Anemonefish Amphiprion melanopus on Guam. Copeia 1:103-107.

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Smith, BD. 2003. Prosobranch gastropods of Guam. Micronesica 35-36: 244-270.

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Starmer, JA. 2003. An annotated checklist of Ophiuroids (Echinodermata) from Guam. Micronesica 35-36: 547-562.

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Tan, SH and PKL Ng. 2003. The Parthenopinae of Guam (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Parthenopidae). Micronesica 35-36: 385-416.

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Thacker, R.W., M.A. Becerro, W.A. Lumbang, V. J. Paul. 1998. Allelopathic Interactions between Sponges on a Tropical Reef. Ecology 79(5):1740-1750.

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Thacker, RW and VJ Paul. 2001. Are benthic cyanobacteria indicators of nutrient enrichment? Relationships between cyanobacterial abundance and environmental factors on the reef flat of Guam. Bulletin of Marine Science 69(2): 497-508.

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Tsuda, R.T. 1974. Seasonal aspects of the Guam Phaeophyta (brown algae). Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Coral Reefs, Australia, 1: 43-47.


Tsuda, RT. 2003. Checklist and Bibliography of the Marine Benthic Algae from the Mariana Islands (Guam and CNMI). University of Guam Marine Laboratory Technical Report No. 107.

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Tsuda, RT. 2004. Coral Reef Bibliography of Guam, 1993-2004. University of Guam Marine Laboratory Technical Report No. 110.

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Tsuda R.T., F.R. Fosberg, and M.H. Sachet. “Distribution of seagrasses in Micronesia,” 1977, Micronesica.


Tsuda, R.T., and H.T. Kami. 1973. Algal succession on artificial reefs in a marine lagoon environment in Guam. Journal of Phycology, 9: 260-264.

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Tsuda, R.T. and S. Kamura. 1990. Comparative review on the floristics, phytogeography, seasonal aspects and assemblage patterns of the seagrass flora in Micronesia and the Ryukyu Islands. Galaxea.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1986a. Fish and Wildlife Resources of the Orote Ecological Reserve Area, September, 1986. Prepared for the Department of the Navy, Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 60 p.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1986b. Fish and Wildlife Resources of the Haputo Ecological Reserve Area, September, 1986. Prepared for the Department of the Navy, Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 86 p.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1988. Fish and Wildlife Resources of the Orote Ecological Reserve Area, First Biannual Resurvey, June and August 1988. Prepared for the Department of the Navy, Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 16 p.


U.S. Navy. 1983. Final Environmental Impacts Statement for an Ammunition Wharf in Outer Apra Harbor, Guam, Mariana Islands. Honolulu, Hawaii.


U.S. Navy. 1984a. Haputo Ecological Reserve Area Establishment Report. Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 31 p.


U.S. Navy. 1984b. Orote Peninsula Ecological Reserve Area Establishment Report. Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 33 p.


U.S. Navy. 1986a. Management Plan for the Haputo Ecological Reserve Area. Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 31p.


U.S. Navy. 1986b. Management Plan for the Orote Peninsula Ecological Reserve Area. Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 30 p.


Uchida, RN. 1983. Summary of environmental and fishing information on Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: a review of the plankton communities and fishery resources. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFC-33.

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Waddell, JE (ed.). 2005. The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2005. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 11. NOAA/NCCOS Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment’s Biogeography Team. Silver Spring, MD. 522 pp.

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Ward, L. 2003. The cephalopods of Guam. Micronesica 35-36: 294-302.

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Wilkinson, C (ed.). 2004. Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2004, Volume 2. Australian Institute of Marine Science.

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Wolanski, E, RH Richmond, L McCook. 2004. A model of the effects of land-based, human activities on the health of coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef and in Fouha Bay, Guam, Micronesia. Journal of Marine Systems 46:133-144.

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Wolanski, E, RH Richmond, G Davis, and V. Bonito. 2003. Water and fine sediment dynamics in trasient river plumes in a small, reef-fringed bay, Guam. Estuarine, Costal and Shelf Science 56(5): 1029-1040.

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Yamaguchi, M. 1975. Coral-reef asteroids of Guam. Biotropica 7(1): 12-23.

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General Guam Public Information


Guam Dive Sites. Guam Visitors Bureau.

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Nautical Map of Guam (SID File)

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NOAA. Bathymetry of northeastern Guam, including Pati Point Marine Preserve.

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