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CRAMP Study Sites: Kanahena Point, Island of Maui

Honolua -- Papaula -- Kanahena Point --Kanahena Bay -- Mā‘alaea -- Molokini Island -- Olowalu -- Puamana -- Mahinahina -- Kahekili

Geographic Name: Kanahena Point

CRAMP Site Code:  MaKaP

Geographic Coordinates: 

20° 36.089’ N   156° 26.214’ W

20° 36.070’ N   156° 26.280’ W

Chart showing Kanahena Point. Red arrows show location of transect sites.

Chart showing Kanahena Point. Red arrows show location of transect sites. (Click image for larger view.)

Management Status: Natural Area Reserve

Area Description:

Upslope conservation land. Rugged basalt shoreline. Shallow low rugosity volcanic rock and boulder habitat. Deep reef more structurally complex with aggregated coral heads and sand patches. Deep site partially characterized by two unusual coral species. Southern sheltered site. One of the more pristine of the CRAMP sites.

Photoquadrat from the Kanahena Point 3m transect. Photoquadrat from the Kanahena Point 10m transect.

Kanahena Point, Maui 3m

Total coral cover: 3.5%

Species Richness: 6

Dominant Species: Pocillopora meandrina

Kanahena Point, Maui 10m

Total coral cover: 40.7%

Species Richness: 10

Dominant Species: Porites rus

Photoquadrats of the Kanahena Point site from the 3m and 10m transects.

Study Site Summary of Results

 

 

Last Update: 02/24/2011

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