This image was made as a composite of two aerial photographs: 1954 and 2000. The later image show remarkable clarity of the reef system. The harbor, resorts and miscellaneous structure after 1956 were masked out.
This large mound coral about 10 ft diameter, Porites lutea, is in recovery mode. It is located northwest of Maumae beach south of Kawaihae Reef. The fish are 5″-6″ long for scale comparison.
King tide peaked at 17:07 on 5.26.2017 at Pelekane Bay and at Kawaihae small boat harbor north.
High king tide is visible, though effects of higher than usual tide are not evident since this is a harbor and not a populated area.
Coral colonies replanted on 5.15.17 appear stable.
Sea temperature for April to mid May 2017, seems warmer than same period in 2016.
Lindsey Kramer of Division of Aquatic Resources, DAR and assistant Julia Rose of Nature Conservancy spend over two hours on May 10,2017 replanting coral on the inner harbor of Kawaihae Reef. We were out on a calm day with fair visibility. This area is recovering nicely . My estimate is about 20% of the condition … More DAR coral replant and inner harbor reef status