Hawaii's coral reef represents one of the most complex and diverse ecosystems on Earth. Hawaiian Coral Reef Ecology illuminates this unique underwater world giving a complete detailed tour of what lies underneath Hawaii's waters. Included are an in-depth exploration of the myriad of interrelationships that help to account for the complexities of reefs as well as a synthesis of many of the most recent theories and research surrounding coral reef ecology. Presented in a quasi textbook style, each two-page spread is self-contained as a mini-lesson to show the reader the intricacies of marine ecology. This is must reading and viewing for those who spend time underwater or are concerned about our oceans. The lessons and knowledge learned about Hawaii's reefs are applicable to reefs throughout the world.