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Raymond Boland


Raymond Boland

Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  (United States of America)


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I am a Biologist for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center/National Marine Fisheries Service/NOAA in Honolulu, Hawaii. I have conducted or been involved in studies to mesophotic depths for: Hawaiian Monk Seal forage base (50-70 meters), fish communities on the banks in the NWHI (30-40 meters), and black coral fish communities of the Au Au channel (40-75 meters). My present interest is in reef fish associated with mesophotic ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago (40-150 meters). I am the Unit Dive Supervisor for NMFS/NOAA in Hawaii and am a recreational technical SCUBA and rebreather instructor.

Publications

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Mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago | article
Rooney J, Donham E, Montgomery A, Spalding H, Parrish F, Boland R, Fenner D, Gove J, Vetter O (2010)
Coral Reefs 29:361-367


A description of fish assemblages in the black coral beds off Lahaina, Maui, Hawai'i | article
Boland RC, Parrish FA (2005)
Pac Sci 59:411-420


New Records of Commercially Valuable Black Corals (Cnidaria: Antipatharia) from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands at Mesophotic Depths | article
Wagner D, Papastamatiou YP, Kosaki RK, Gleason KA, McFall GB, Boland RC, Pyle RL, Toonen RJ (2011)
Pac Sci 65:249-255


Identifying Suitable Locations for Mesophotic Hard Corals Offshore of Maui, Hawai‘i | article
Costa B, Kendall MS, Parrish FA, Rooney J, Boland RC, Chow M, Lecky J, Montgomery A, Spalding H (2015)
PLoS ONE 10:e0130285



Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems – potential candidates as essential fish habitat and habitat areas of particular concern | report
Blyth-Skyrme VJ, Rooney JJ, Parrish FA, Boland RC (2013)

A comprehensive investigation of mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago | article
Pyle​ RL, Boland R, Bolick H, Bowen BW, Bradley CJ, Kane C, Kosaki RK, Langston R, Longenecker K, Montgomery A, Parrish FA, Popp BN, Rooney​ J, Smith CM, Wagner D, Spalding HL (2016)
PeerJ 4:e2475



Habitat and reef-fish assemblages of banks in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands | article
Parrish FA, Boland RC (2004)
Mar Biol 144:1065-1073


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