CRAMP Study Sites: Waiāhole, Island of O‘ahu
Geographic Name: Waiāhole
CRAMP Site Code: OaWai
21° 28.391’ N, 157° 49.851’ W
21° 28.609’ N, 157° 49.848’ W
Chart showing the transect locations (red arrows) for the Waiāhole site.
Management Status: Open access
Patch reef in central/north Kaneohe Bay. Coral and sand carbonate reef flat exposed at lowest tides. Sites on windward carbonate reef slope. High coral 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 and freshwater flooding. 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