This work was supported by a Microbial Observatories grant from the National Science Foundation under award #0084236 to Maqsudul Alam.
Thanks to the US Fish & Wildlife
Service and the Department of Land and Natural Resources for assistance
during planning for sample collection at Laysan and on the Pearl and Hermes
Atoll. We are indebted to Dr. Jim Maragos, Chief Scientist of the NOW-RAMP-II
cruise for his support during the cruise. Also to the captain and crew
of the MV Rapture, Dr. Dave Gulko and the other NOW-RAMP II participants.
Valuable field assistance was provided at Laysan and Pearl and Hermes
Atoll by Renee Harada. Kalle Johansson, Jing Liu, and Kit Shan Lee provided
assistance in the laboratory. Shaobin Hou supervised much of the sequencing
work. Prof. Stephan Kempe and Mark Speck assisted at Lake Kauhako. Brian
Neville and Lance Tamashiro assisted at Lake Waiau. The Lake Wai‘ele‘ele
trip was counducted through logistic support of Haleakela National Park
(National Park Service), specifically Park Manager Ron Nagata (Chief,
Division of Resources Management). Thanks also to the Park Ranger and
our field guide Terry M. Lind and helicopter pilot, Richard "Duke"
Baldwin. Thank you to Dr. JoAnn Radway for advice and assistance with
cyanobacteria isolations. Thanks also to the National Park Service in
Kalaupapa. Thanks to Jimmy Saw for designing this website.
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