Quantitative Underwater Ecological Surveying Techniques

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uantitative Underwater Ecological Surveying Techniques


Students in QUEST program conduct a training survey

QUEST students are required to pass an ID test before the Application due date (February 15). This test is used to help better select the participants for this class. A number of resources are listed belowe. Your best course of action is set aside the time to study the listed species. You will be tested on the correct identification, and spelling of genius and species from the list of over 200 species. Each MOP campus will offer and ID course for students. Off island, please contact mop to make arrangements.

QUEST students are required to know the 200 species found commonly on Hawaii's coral reefs. This list and supporting study guides can be found on the QUEST application page.

QUEST ID Reference list:

Note: Some downloads contain large images and may take some time to load.

Recomended reference list <Refrence list word doc Word Doc> <recomended reference list pdf PDF file>

QUEST Study materials
  Fish Inverts Seaweeds (limu)
ID List
Slides of species
Fish slide show ppt     Fish ID Slides pdf
Inverts ID list Powerpoint    Inverts ID Slides pdf
Limu slide show powerpoint    Limu ID Slides pdf
Practice Slides
Fish ID practice slides    Fish Practice Slides PDF
Inverts practice slide powerpoint    Inverts Practice Slides PDF
Limu practice slides - powerpoint    Limu Practice Slides PDF

(click on icon in above table to download species learning materials)

QUEST link to Flash ID websiteQUEST Flash module teaching project:   

UHHMOP Schedule of events (QUEST workshops dates and details)

Additional Web Site Resources:



Links change, species get updated, please email uhhmop@hawaii.edu if you see any changes that need to be made. Please inclue the link to the page to be corrected, as well as why you are recomending the change.



For further information contact:

Marine Option Program, ATTN: QUEST
Natural Sciences Division
University of Hawaii at Hilo
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, Hi. 96720-4091
Phone: 808-932-7601; Fax: 808-932-7295

E-mail: UHHMOP@Hawaii.edu, Subject: QUEST





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