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Sectors: Haena -- Hanalei -- Na Pali -- Po‘ipū

Only one CRAMP site, Limahuli, has been established in the Haena Sector.

Geographic Name: Limahuli Site

CRAMP Site Code: KaLim

Geographic Location:

22° 13.489’ N  159° 34.755’ W

Chart showing the Haena Coast. Red arrows show the Limahuli transect sites.

Chart showing the Haena Coast. Red arrows show the Limahuli transect sites. (Click image for larger view.)

Management Status: Open Access

Area Description:

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.

 

Photoquads not taken due to shallow depth below camera level

Photoquadrat from the Limahuli 10m site.

Limahuli, Kaua‘i 1m

Total coral cover: 14.9% 

Species Richness: 7

Dominant Species: Porites lobata

Limahuli, Kaua‘i 10m

Total coral cover: 19.5% 

Species Richness: 8 

Dominant Species: Montipora patula

Photoquadrat of the 10m transect at the Limahuli site.

Study Site Summary of Results

 

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

808-236-7440 phone

808-236-7443 fax

email: jokiel@hawaii.edu