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Coral Reef Ecosystem monitoring

Transect studies of coral reef benthic communities, coral reef associated fishes, and coral recruitment.

Project Status: Active Project

Funding Status: Funded

Priority: Med

Project Lead: 

Dept. of Land and Natural Resources

Hanalei WaterShed Hui

National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration

University of Hawaii


Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative

US Environmental Protection Agency

Plan of Action: 

Utilize Friedlanders permanent transect sites for additional surveys

Install coral recruitment plates in Hanalei Bay

Accomplishments : 

EPA Targeted Watershed Initiative supports U.H.

CRAMP reef monitoring in 2003 and 2004.

Coral larval recruitment panels set out in summers of 2003 and 2004.

Dr. Alan Friedlander re-surveys transects done in 1994 and 1999 for long-term trends study of reef and reef fishes.

Watershed Action Items


Hanalei Watershed Hui is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization that strives to care for the Ahupua’a of Hanalei, Waioli, Waipa, and Waikoko guided by Hawaiian and other principles of sustainability and stewardship, integrity and balance, cooperation and aloha, cultural equity and mutual respect.

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Hanalei Watershed Hui
5299C Kuhio Highway
Hanalei, Kauai

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1285
Hanalei, Hawaii 96714

Phone: (808) 826-1985
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