CRAMP Study Sites
Only one CRAMP site, Limahuli, has been established in the Haena Sector.
Geographic Name: Limahuli Site
CRAMP Site Code: KaLim
22° 13.489’ N 159° 34.755’ W
Chart showing the Haena Coast. Red arrows show the Limahuli transect sites. (Click image for larger view.)
Management Status: Open Access
Watershed national botanical garden and DLNR conservation land with some private holdings. One of few remaining intact ahupua’a systems. Limahuli stream drainage (pristine stream). Only a few private residences along shoreline. Limestone/basalt bolder shoreline with sand pockets. Shallow carbonate reef flat with low rugosity protected from north swell by well-developed reef crest. Deep reef high relief colonized basalt and boulder habitat with high standing fish stock. North exposed site. North Pacific Swell dominant forcing factor.
Last Update: 02/23/2011
By: Dan Lager
Hawai‘i Coral Reef Assessment & Monitoring Program
Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology
P.O. Box 1346
Kāne‘ohe, HI 96744