There are many inputs, from many sources, over many years, that directly impact this reef. Please do your part to protect it.
Reports & Info:
Community Based Monitoring: A comparison of Ocean Pulse vs. Reef Check Pu’u Poa – SOS: Save_Our_Seas_OP-RC-Compare-CComfort100407
The first Reef Check in the world was in Hanalei in 1997!
Using Reef Check for long-term Coral Reef Monitoring In Hawaii: UsingRCforLongTermMonitoringInHIstepathHodgson
From CRAMP: Brown EK (2006) Hanalei Benthic Trends.
From USGS.gov: Science and Management in the Hanalei Watershed: A Trans-Disciplinary Approach
Edited By Michael E. Field, Carl J. Berg, and Susan A. Cochran
Download this report as a 97 page PDF file (of2007-1219.pdf; 6.7 MB).
Description: Sedimentary facies, short-lived isotopes […], and magnetic properties of sediment cores in Hanalei Bay, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i, were used to assess sediment sources and patterns of deposition associated with seasonal flooding of the Hanalei River. Sediment cores were collected from the seafloor in June and September of 2006 to supplement similar data collected during the summer of 2005.
From USGS.gov: Coastal Circulation and Sediment Dynamics in Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i, Hawaii, Part II, Tracking Recent Fluvial Sedimentation; Isotope Stratigraphy Obtained in Summer 2005Description: Delivery and dispersal of fluvial sediment in Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i, Hawaii, have important implications for the health of local coral reefs. The reef community in Hanalei Bay represents a relatively healthy ecosystem. However, the reefs are periodically stressed by storm waves, and increases in sediment and dissolved substances from the Hanalei River have the potential to cause additional stress. Increased turbidity and sedimentation on corals during Hanalei River floods that occur in seasons of low wave energy, when sediment would not be readily remobilized and advected out of the bay, could affect the health and sustainability of coral reefs and the many associated species.
From USGS.gov: Coastal Circulation and Sediment Dynamics in Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i, Part I, Measurements of waves, currents, temperature, salinity and turbidity; June – August, 2005 Description: High-resolution measurements of waves, currents, water levels, temperature, salinity and turbidity were made in Hanalei Bay, northern Kaua’i, Hawaii, during the summer of 2005 to better understand coastal circulation and sediment dynamics in coral reef habitats.
From USGS.gov: Coastal Circulation and Sediment Dynamics in Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i, Hawaii, Part III, Studies of Sediment ToxicityDescription: In this study purple-spined sea urchin (Arbacia punctulata) fertilization and embryological development porewater toxicity tests were used to evaluate the sediments collected from the coastal environment around Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i, Hawaii. These tests have been used previously to assess the bioavailability of contaminants associated with sediments in the vicinity of coral reefs.