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CRAMP Study Sites: Waiāhole, Island of Oahu

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

Geographic Name: Waiāhole

CRAMP Site Code: OaWai

Geographic Coordinates:

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.

Chart showing the transect locations (red arrows) for the Waiāhole site.

Management Status: Open access

Area Description:

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.

Watershed information

 

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