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CRAMP Study Sites: Papaula, Island of Maui

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

Geographic Name: Papaula

CRAMP Site Code: MaPap

Geographic Coordinates:

20° 55.307’ N; 156° 25.572’ W

20° 55.462’ N; 156° 25.571’ W

Chart of the Papaula coastline. Red arrows show transect sites.

Chart of the Papaula coastline. Red arrows show transect sites. (Click image for larger view.)

Management Status: Open access

Area Description:

Agricultural in nearby saddle land. Colonized hard bottom with thin veneer over basalt pavement. Encrusting coral colonies dominant form. Pseudo spur and groove with narrow channels of coarse carbonate sand. Northern exposure with low rugosity and low reef relief due to extreme wave impacts. Low human activity due to inaccessibility.

Photoquadrat from the Papa‘ula 3m transect. Photoquadrat from the Papa‘ula 10m transect.

Papaula, Maui 3m

Total coral cover: 27.5% 

Species Richness: 5

Dominant Species: Montipora flabellata

Papaula, Maui 10m

Total coral cover: 50.3%

Species Richness: 8

Dominant Species: Montipora flabellata

Photoquadrats of the Papa‘ula site from the 3m and 10m transects.

Study Site Summary of Results

 

 

Last Update: 02/25/2011

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