CRAMP Study Sites: Pili O Kahe, Island of O‘ahu
Geographic Name: Pili O Kahe
CRAMP Site Code: OaKpi
21° 22.391’ N 158° 08.553’ W
Chart showing the location of the Pili o Kahe transect site.
Management Status: Open access
Coral assemblages in the Kahe nearshore area have been under intensive investigation since 1970 and 1971, initially in relation to thermal discharges by the Kahe Power Station. Pili o Kahe has acted as a control site. Residential shoreline with eroded limestone drops precipitously to 3 meter depth. Pavement and sand channels supporting low coral cover. Southern exposed site. Evidence for previous hurricane damage.
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