Table 4. Patterns observed across suites of organisms, or social-ecological guilds. All scientific, common, and Hawaiian names of marine organisms are given in Table 5.


  Social-Ecological Guild Trend in abundance and distribution
Traditional
1. Traditional Decrease in abundance and distribution over time, accelerating in 1960s
Ornamentals
2.a Ornamental Organisms
(general)
Dramatic, constant decrease in abundance, 1970 to 2000, no narrowing of distribution. Moderate but constant increase in abundance since 2000
2.b Ornamental Organisms
(Butterflyfishes)
Dramatic, constant decrease in abundance, 1970 to 2000, stability in distribution. Signs of dramatic increase in abundance since 2000
2.c Ornamental Organisms
(Rare species)
Dramatic decrease in abundance, over days-to-week time periods, localized disappearances, 1970 to 1980s. Minimal sightings 1990s to 2000, some signs of reappearance and/or expanding populations since 2000
Predators
3. Native Piscivores Dramatic, constant decrease in abundance, 1970 to 2000, narrowing of distribution. Slight signs of increase in abundance since 2000
4. Sharks/Eels No consistent change in abundance or distribution across space or time
5. Invasive Piscivores Proliferation in space and time