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Amerson, A.B. and P.C. Shelton. 1976. The natural history of Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean. Atoll Research Bulletin 192:1-479.


Brock, V. W. Van Heukelem, and P. Helfrich. 1965. An ecological reconnaissance on Johnston Island and the effects of dredging. Technical Report 5, 90 p, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.


Brock, V. W. Van Heukelem, and P. Helfrich. 1966. An ecological reconnaissance on Johnston Island and the effects of dredging. Technical Report 11, 56 p, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.


Cohen, A., P.S. Lobel, and G.L. Tomasky. 1997. An unusual event of Coral bleaching on Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean. Biological Bulletin 193: 276-279.


Coles, SL, RC DeFelice, and D Minton. 2001. Marine species survey of Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean, June 2000. Bishop Museum Technical Report No. 19.

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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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Dee, A.J. and R.L. Radtke. 1989. Age and growth of the brick soldierfish, Myripristis amaena. Coral Reefs 8: 79-85.


Dee, A.J., and J.D. Parrish. 1994. Reproductive and trophic ecology of the soldierfish Myripristis amaena in tropical fisheries. Fisheries Bulletin 92: 516-530.


Economakis, A.E. and P.S. Lobel. 1998. Aggregation behavior of the grey reef shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, at Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean. Environmental Biology of Fishes 51: 129-139.

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Irons, D.K. 1989. Temporal and areal feeding behavior of the butterflyfish, Chaetodon trifascialis, at Johnston Atoll. Environmental Biology of Fishes 25(1-3): 187-193.

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Irons, D., R. Kosaki, and J. Parrish 1990. Johnston Atoll Resource Survey Final Report, phase six (21 Jul 89-20 Jul 90). Tech. Report submitted to the Army Corps Engineers, Honolulu, HI. 147 pp.


Jones, R.S. 1968. Ecological relationships in Hawaiian and Johnston Island Acanthuridae surgeonfishes). Micronesica 4:309-361.


Kobayashi, D.R. 2006. Colonization of the Hawaiian Archipelago via Johnston Atoll: a characterization of oceanographic transport corridors for pelagic larvae using computer simulation. Coral Reefs 25: 407-417.

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Kopenski, R.P. and M.P. Wennekins. 1966. Circulation patterns Johnston Island, U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office, (N00 SP-93) Washington, DC.


Kosaki, R.K. 1989. Centropyge nahackyi, a new species of angelfish from Johnston Atoll (Teleostei: Pomacanthidae). Copeia pp. 880-886.


Kosaki, R.K., R.L. Pyle, J.E. Randall, and D.K. Irons. 1991. New records of fishes from Johnston Atoll with notes on biogeography. Pacific Science 45:186-203.


Lobel, P.S. 1985. Oceanographic investigations to assess the impact of proposed deep ocean disposal of brine waste off Johnston Atoll. Rpt. To US Army Corps Engineers, Honolulu, HI. 135 pp.


Lobel, P.S. 1997. Comparative settlement age of damselfish larvae (Plectroglyphidodon imparippennis, Pomacentridae) from Hawaii and Johnston Atoll. Biological Bulletin. 193: 281-283.

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Lobel, P.S. and L. Kerr Lobel. 2003. Status of contaminants in Johnston Atoll lagoon sediments after 70 years of U.S. military occupation., In M.K. Kasim Moosa, S. Soemodihardjo, A. Nontji, A. Soegiarto, K. Romimohtarto, Sukarno and Suharsono. (Editors) Proceedings of the Ninth International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali, Indonesia, October 23-27 2000. Published by the Ministry of Environment, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences and the International Society for Reef Studies. Pages 861 to 866.


MacDonald, C.D. 1991. Reproductive strategies and social organization in damselfishes. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Hawaii, December 1981.


Maragos, J.E., and P.L. Jokiel. 1986. Reef corals of Johnston Atoll: one of the world's most isolated reefs. Coral Reefs 4(3):141-150.


Randall, J.E., P.S. Lobel and E.H. Chave. 1985. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Johnston Island. Pacific Science. 39(1): 24-80.


Sancho, G., D. Ma, and P.S. Lobel. 1997. Behavioral observations of an upcurrent reef colonization even by larval surgeonfish Ctenochaetus strigosus (Acanthuridae). Marine Ecology Progress Series 153: 311-315.

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Sancho, G., Petersen, C. W. and Lobel, P. S. 2000. Predator-prey relations at a spawning aggregation site of coral reef fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 203:275-288.

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Sancho, G., A.R. Solow, and P.S. Lobel. 2000. Environmental influences on the diel timing of spawning in coral reef fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 206: 193-212.

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Scheltema, R.S., I.P. Williams, and P.S. Lobel. 1996. Retention around and long-distance dispersal between oceanic islands by planktonic larvae of benthic gastropod Mollusca. American Malacological Bulletin 12(1/2): 67-75.


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

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Johnston Atoll Public Information


PIBHMC. Johnston Atoll  Bathymetric Gridded Data 20 Meters.

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Nautical Chart Johnston Atoll (SID File)

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Approaches to Johnston (SID File)

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