Fish, Birds, and Mammals of the Open Ocean
Voyagers of the Pacific encounter animal life at sea. Some of these are strictly pelagic, roaming the open ocean; some of the fish and mammals return to near shore waters to breed and nurse their youngs; some birds breed and raise their young on land, but spend most of their adult lives at sea; some birds fish at sea during the day, but return to land at night to sleep.
Pelagic: living in open seas or oceans rather than near-shore waters; from the Greek word pelagikos, "ocean."
Sources of Information
Carwardine, Mark, et al. Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. Nature Company and Time-Life Books 1998.
Harrison, Craig S. Seabirds of Hawaii: Natural History and Conservation. Cornell University Press 1990.
Pratt, Douglas, Phillip L. Bruner, and Delwyn G. Berret. A Field Guide to The Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific. Princeton University Press 1987.
Rizzuto, Jim. Fishing Hawaii Style, Vol. 2. Honolulu: Fishing Hawaii Style, Ltd. 1987.
Titcomb, Margaret. Native Use of Fish in Hawaii. Honolulu: UH Press, 1972.