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
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.
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.