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Published Literature Values

Coral coverage from selected studies in the Hawaiian islands.

Reference:

1 = Grigg and Maragos (1974).

2 = Dollar (1982).

3 = Grigg (1983).

4 = Cox (1994).

5 = Jokiel et al (1995).

 

  Coverage* Reference

Hawai‘i

Kapoho 12% 1
Kehena  22% 1
Hookena 25% 1
Kealakomo 25% 1
Miloli‘i  70% 1
Kailua Kona 12-31% 2
Kailua Kona 20-64% 2
Wai Ahukini 18% 1
Kailua Kona 8-76% 2
Honaunau & Kealakekua  67% 3
Puako 70% 4

Maui

Ahihi Kinau 19-22% 4
Olowalu 21% 4
Kaanapali & Olowalu 49% 3

Lāna‘i

Club Lāna‘i 42%  4
Kaho‘olawe (32 sites) 33% 5

O‘ahu

Kahe 6% 4
Kāne‘ohe Bay 87-88% 4
Hanauma Bay 54% 3
Kaua‘i 51% 3
*Overall mean is approximately 35-40%
 

Last Update: 04/21/2008

By: Lea Hollingsworth

Hawai‘i  Coral Reef Assessment & Monitoring Program

Hawai‘i  Institute of Marine Biology

P.O. Box 1346

Kāne‘ohe, HI 96744

808-236-7440 phone

808-236-7443 fax

email: jokiel@hawaii.edu