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CRAMP Study Sites: He ̒eia Kea, Island of Oahu

Pupukea -- Waiāhole -- He ̒eia Kea -- Moku O Loe -- Hanauma Bay -- Ala Wai -- Kahe Point -- Pili O Kahe

Geographic Name: He ̒eia Kea

CRAMP Site Code: OaHee

Geographic Coordinates:

21° 26.884 N; 157° 48.548‘ W

21° 26.884 N; 157° 48.547‘ W

Chart showing the He ̒eia Kea site. Red arrow indicates transect locations.

Chart showing the He ̒eia Kea site. Red arrow indicates transect locations. (Click image for larger view.)

Management Status: Open access

Area Description:

Patch reef at entrance of Heeia Harbor in central Kaneohe Bay. Coral and sand carbonate reef flat exposed at lowest tides. Sites on windward carbonate reef slope. High coral and macro-algae (Dictyosphaerea cavernosa) cover at shallow depths. Deep zone characterized by sediment with low coral cover colonized by slumping from upper reef zone. Northeast exposure sheltered within Kaneohe Bay. Historical impacts include long-term sewage release, freshwater flooding, dredging. Major coastal development along bay shores.

 

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