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CRAMP Study Sites: Moku O Loe, Island of Oahu

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

Geographic Name: Moku O Loe

CRAMP Site Code: OaMok

Geographic Coordinates: 

21° 26.209’ N; 157° 47.223’ W

21° 26.221’ N; 157° 47.221’ W

 

Chart showing the location of the Moku o Loe site. Red arrows indicate transect locations.

Chart showing the location of the Moku o Loe site. Red arrows indicate transect locations.  (Click image for a larger view.)

Aerial view of Moku O Loe

Aerial view of Moku O Loe (Click for a larger view)

Management Status: Hawaii Marine Laboratory Refuge, Coconut Island

Area Description:

Patch reef with island development. Sand and seawall shoreline. 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 dredging, long-term sewage release and freshwater flooding. Major coastal development along bay shores.

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