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
Northwestern island of the Hawaiian chains are under a coral bleaching alert watch. Sea water temperature was cooler at the beginning of June 2017 then June 2016. Overall temperatures cycles are similar.
Coral colonies replanted on 5.15.17 appear stable.
Sea temperature for April to mid May 2017, seems warmer than same period in 2016.
Recent flash flood from rain storm on April 18, 2017, added more sediment to Pelekane Bay and eroded its beach. The bay width is reduced from 1/4 to 1/3.