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CRAMP Study Sites: Pili O Kahe, Island of Oahu

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

Geographic Name: Pili O Kahe

CRAMP Site Code: OaKpi

Geographic Coordinates:

21° 22.391’ N 158° 08.553’ W

Chart showing the location of the Pili o Kahe transect site.

Chart showing the location of the Pili o Kahe transect site.

Management Status: Open access

Area Description:

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.

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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