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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


Partners: 

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.