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Starr, Forest, Kim Starr, and Ken Wood. 2006. Maui offshore islets botanical survey. Prepared for the State of Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife's Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee.
The offshore islets of Maui are mostly made up of tall near shore sea stacks, with the exception of the cinder cones Puu Ku and Alau, and the tuff cone Molokini. The islets are seabird sanctuaries, managed by the State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife. The Maui islets, though fairly close to the main island of Maui, are very remote due to rough seas which makes boating or swimming dangerous and sheer cliffs. For each islet a brief description is given with notes on vegetation, wildlife, threats, and restoration opportunities. Location coordinates follow the datum NAD83 UTM zone 4. A species checklist provides information on presence and abundance for plants observed. An annotated list of the vascular plant species for each islet details the current distribution observed during this survey, historical collections and observations, and recommendations for restoration. Also included for each islet are location maps, and photos showing general landscape and vegetation types.
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