- VIDEO – OCEAN PULSE: Ha’ena Kaua’i Marine Monitoring
- New Poster On Ha’ena Reefs from the Conservation Council for Hawaii: ‘E‘ena Ha‘ena I Ka ‘Ehu Kai – Fierce Is Ha‘ena In The Sea Spray – http://conservehi.org
- VIDEO-Burial Desecration at Naue Makua (Tunnels) to Ke’e: North Shore, Kaua’i: Ke’e and Makua Beaches are some of the most pristine coral reefs found in Hawaii. These reefs are home to many protected Green Sea Turtles, and the beaches are a haven for the endangered monk seals. These beaches are heavily impacted by visitors.Because of their limited access, the nearby costal ecosystems fronting the survey sites have remained relatively unspoiled as compared to the surrounding Kauai beaches. Here we find a rare opportunity to research the surrounding near shore waters and promote Community Marine Managed Areas.Management of Natural Marine Resources Promotes Healthy Ecosystems!Science For Any Occasion:GPS:
22o 13.489’ N
159o 34.755’ W
Ha’ena / Ka’ili’o Point, Kauai
22° 13.318″ N
159° 35.020″ W
KE’E Visitor SCUBA ENTRY
Makau Visitor SCUBA Entry
SOS & NTBG REPORTS
Hawaii Coastal Erosion Website Shoreline Study of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/asp/coasts/kauai/index.asp
AVIAN SPECIES ASSESSMENT FOR THE KUHIO HIGHWAY, MANOA STREAM FORD CROSSING PROJECT:
A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF SELECTED BIOLOGICAL AND
PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LIMAHULI STREAM, KAUAI Amadeo S. Timbol Michael H. Kido Donald E. Heacock; December 1989 <http://www.hawaii.edu/hsrc/home/timbolsv.htm>
Geology: The north coast, east of Hanalei, was thoroughly covered by rejuvenated lavas of the Koloa Volcanic Series and Koloa lavas make up the backshores of the modern beaches in this area.
The shoreline from Anahola to Ha‘ena is fronted extensively by large segments of fringing reefcut by paleostream channels. This shoreline is composed of a series of coarse-grained calcareous sandy beaches separated by rocky points and interspersed with small stretches of boulder coast and numerous embayments.http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/coasts/publications/hawaiiCoastline/kauai.html
WHERE LOHI’AU RULED: EXCAVATIONS AT HA’ENA, HALELE’A, KAUA’I. P. Bion Griffin University of Hawaii
Watershed-Scale Comparisons of Algal Biodiversity in High-Quality Proximate Hawaiian Stream Ecosystems; Pacific Science – Volume 56, Number 4, October 2002, pp. 431-440 Sherwood, Alison R.; Kido, Michael H.
University of Hawai’i Press Abstract: The stream macroalgal ﬂoras of two proximate, high-quality stream valleys (Hanaka¯pı¯‘ai and Limahuli) located on the northern quadrant of the Hawaiian island of Kaua‘i were inventoried and compared on a watershed scale, providing interesting insight into Hawai‘i’s potential taxonomic diversity and the inﬂuential role played by physical factors in shaping community characteristics. A total of 26 species of macroalgae (ﬁve Cyanophyta, 18 Chlorophyta, one Rhodophyta, and two Chromophyta) was identiﬁed, of which only eight were common to both streams. Chlorophyta composed the majority of macroalgal taxa identiﬁed (63.2% in Hanaka¯pı¯‘ai Stream and 66.7% in Limahuli Stream). Three macroalgal species are new records for Hawai‘i and one (Chamaesiphon curvatus var. elongatum Nordst.) is a Hawaiian endemic. Signiﬁcant differences in the macroalgal densities between Hanaka¯pı¯‘ai and Limahuli Streams (Chlorophyta versus Chromophyta, respectively) were attributed to measured differences in riparian canopy cover (34.8% versus 70.0% closed, respectively). Signiﬁcantly lower densities of macroalgal species in rifﬂe-run habitats in Hanaka¯pı¯‘ai as compared with Limahuli Stream were potentially explainable by ‘‘top-down’’ control by robust populations of native herbivorous ﬁsh…
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