A great overview of the region and the problems that Kure Atoll personnel have to confront on a daily basis, this video was produced by Cynthia Vanderlip and Michael Holland for the State of Hawaiʻi (Department of Land and Natural Resources) and the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
In this interview, Cynthia Vanderlip (DLNR/DOFAW Kure Atoll Field Station Supervisor), Jason Misaki (DLNR/DOFAW State Wildlife Manager), and Beth Flint (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Supervisory Wildlife Biologist) discuss how global climate change is affecting Kure Atoll and other atolls and islands in the Pacific. Think Tech Hawaii is a Honolulu-based nonprofit digital media organization dedicated to promoting awareness of environmental and local government issues.
Conversation with Cynthia Vanderlip produced by the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Environmental Protection Protocols for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
Finding Honua Part 2 - Think Tech Hawaii Video Interview (2016)
Conversation with Cynthia Vanderlip from Hawaii DLNR (2015)
DLNR Introduction to Kure Atoll State Wildlife Sanctuary by DLNR (March 2013)
Kure Atoll Blogs archived HERE
Kure Atoll Field Reports:
Field Reports! Kure Atoll 2012/2013 Winter Camp Updates
Winter Camp Update #10, March 2013 (PDF Download)
Winter Camp Update #9, March 2013 (PDF Download)
Winter Camp Update #8, February 2013 (PDF Download)
Winter Camp Update #7, February 2013 (PDF Download)
Winter Camp Update #6, January 2013 (PDF Download)
Winter Camp Update #5, December 2012 (PDF Download)
Winter Camp Update #4, December 2012 (PDF Download)
Winter Camp Update #3, November 2012 (PDF Download)
Winter Camp Update #2, November 2012 (PDF Download)
Winter Camp Update #1, October 2012 (PDF Download)
Kure Newsletter May/June 2010 (PDF Download)
Kure Newsletter Sept/Oct 2009 (PDF Download)
Jim's Journal: Messages in a Bottle:
Frierson, P. 2012 The Last Atoll: Exploring Hawai'i's Endangered Ecosystems. Trinity University Press, San Antonio, Texas. 299 pp.
Rauzon, M. J. 2001 Isles of Refuge: Wildlife and History of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu. 206 pp.
Safina, C. 2002 Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival. Henry Holt & Company, New York. 377 pp.
Arata, J.A., Sievert, P.R., and Naughton, M.B. (2009) Status assessment of Laysan and black-footed albatrosses, North Pacific Ocean, 1923-2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5131, 80 p
A copy of the assessment can be downloaded from:
Young LC, Vanderlip C, Duffy DC, Afanasyev V, Shaffer SA (2009) Bringing Home the Trash: Do Colony-Based Differences in Foraging Distribution Lead to Increased Plastic Ingestion in Laysan Albatrosses? PLoS ONE 4(10): e7623. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007623
Lindsay Young of the University of Hawaii and her colleagues examined whether Laysan albatrosses nesting on Kure Atoll and Oahu, Hawaii, 2,150 km away, ingested different amounts of plastic by putting miniaturized tracking devices on birds to follow them at sea and examining their regurgitated stomach contents
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Information Links and Related Topics
Plants of Kure Atoll Field Identification Guide (2018). Scott Freeman assembled this Field Identification plant guide with Naomi Worcester and is the most current Plant ID Book used for field identification on-island: