The water visibility on 2017.08.20 was fairly good even for the mouth of the Kawaihae South Small Boat Harbor , KSSBH. This area as evident on the Google map above is often plagued with sediment. The coral recovery here is similar to inside of the harbor along the break wall, about 10-15% recovered. The sight … More Fauna of Pelekane Bay Vicinity 8.20.2107
For some reason this massive healthy plate and pillar, Porites rus coral head had eluded me. I have been looking for this thing. It can be seen from the coral flat area, but I managed to miss it every time I went to look for it. It is possible that it is so big that … More Massive coral head at inner Kawaihae Harbor
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.
Coral colonies replanted on 5.15.17 appear stable.
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
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