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Ryukyu Archipelago Region, Japan

Benayahu, Y. 2002. Soft corals (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) of the southern Ryukyu Archipelago: the families Turiporidae, Clavulariidae, Alcyoniidae and Briareidae. Galaxea, JCRS 4:11-32.

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Fujioka, Y. 2002. Destruction and recovery of hermatypic coral communities after the mass bleaching event at Ishigaki Island. Galaxea, JCRS 4: 53-61.

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Harii, S. and H. Kayanne. 2003. Larval dispersal, recruitment, and adult distribution of the brooding stony octocoral Heliopora coerulea on Ishigaki Island, southwest Japan. Coral Reefs 22: 188-196.

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Harii, S., H. Kayanne, and H. Takigawa. 2002. Larval survivorship, competency periods and settlement of two brooding corals, Heliopora coerulea and Pocillopora damicornis. Marine Biology 141: 39-46.

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Ismail, M., T. Kimura, Y. Suzuki, and M. Tsuchiya. 2005. Seasonal and spatial variations of total mass flux around coral reefs in the Southern Ryukyus, Japan. Journal of Oceanography 61: 631-644.

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Kayanne, H., S. Harii, Y. Ide, and F. Akimoto. 2002. Recovery of coral populations after the 1998 bleaching on Shiraho Reef, in the southern Ryukyus, NW Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series 239: 93-103.

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Kawahata, H., I. Yukino, and A. Suzuki. 2000. Terrestrial influences on the Shiraho fringing reef, Ishigaki Island, Japan: high carbon input relative to phosphate. Coral Reefs 19: 172-178.

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Matsunaga, T. and J. Kayanne. 1997. Observation of coral reefs on Ishigaki Island, Japan, using Landsat TM images and aerial photographs. Internatio Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, 4th, Orland , FL; United States; 17-19 Mar. 1997. pp. I-657-I-666.

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Nadaoka, K., Y. Nihei, R. Kumano, T. Yokobori, T. Omija, and K. Wakaki. 2001. A field observation on hydrodynamic and thermal environments of a fringing reef at Ishigaki Island under typhoon and normal atmospheric conditions. Coral Reefs 20: 397-398.

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Nakamori, T., A. Suzuki, and Y. Iryu. 1992. Water circulation and carbon flux on Shiraho Coral Reef  of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Continental Shelf Research CSHRDZ, 12(7/8): 951-970.

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Ohgaki, S., and M. Noike. 1992. Land development activity and the coral reef in Shiraho, Ishigaki Island, Okinawa (in Japanese). Japanese Journal of Ecology JJECDN 42(1): 9-20.

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Omori, M, H Fukami, H Kobinata, and M Hatta. 2001. Significant drop of fertilization of Acropora corals in 1999: an after-effect of heavy coral bleaching? Limnology and Oceanography 46(3): 704-706.

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Paringit, E.C., and K. Nadaoka. Experiences in monitoring and modeling sediment discharge from Todoroki Watershed and its implications for management of Shiraho Reef area in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan.

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Strong, AE, G Liu, T Kimura, H Yamano, M Tsuchiya, S Kakuma, and R van Woesik. 2002. Detecting and monitoring 2001 coral reef bleaching events in Ryukyu Islands, Japan using satellite bleaching hotspot remote sensing technique. Proc. 2002 IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sensing Symp. And 24th Canadian Symp. Remote Sensing, Toronto, Canada.

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


Umezawa, Y., T. Miyajima, H. Kayanne, and I. Koike. 2002. Significance of groundwater nitrogen discharge into coral reefs at Ishigaki Island, southwest of Japan. Coral Reefs 21: 346-356.

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Wilkinson, C (ed.). 2004. Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2004, Volume 1. Australian Institute of Marine Science.

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Yamano, H., H. Kayanne, N. Yonekura, H. Nakamura, and K. Kudo. 1998. Water circulation in a fringing reef locatied in a monsoon area: Kabira Reef, Ishigaki Island, Southwest Japan. Coral Reefs 17: 89-99.

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Ryukyu Archipelago Public Information


Coral Reef Bleaching in Okinawa, Japan (2001). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

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Reef Relief Letter on U.S. Airbase on Henoko.

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Save the dugong – stop the U.S. Airbase. 2005. Greenpeace.

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A glimpse of coral reef studies in pre-westernized Japan. Kenji Konishi.

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