1. VIDEO – OCEAN PULSE:  Ha’ena Kaua’i Marine Monitoring
  2. 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
  3. 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:
  4. http://www.kaimi.org/heiau.htm

    Limahuli, Kauai

    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

    Map Sat

    GPS: KA1403



    Makau Visitor SCUBA Entry

    Map Sat

    GPS: KA1304




    SOS Kee_report_update_9-06.pdf


    Limahuli Graphs 2003 022204.pdf


    Ha’ena: Through the Eyes of Ancestors by Carlos Andrade

    LIMAHULI 2000http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/archive/arc0001/0000961/01-version/data/0-data/exabyte3/cd26/

    Limahuli 1999http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/archive/arc0001/0000671/01-version/data/0-data/data/cd23/

    LIMU: http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/HCRI/CrampWhap/Kaualimahuli.htm

    Hawaii Coastal Erosion Website Shoreline Study of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/asp/coasts/kauai/index.asp




    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


    http://www.pacificworlds.com/haena/stories/story2.cfm Pohaku-o-Kane

    WHERE LOHI’AU RULED: EXCAVATIONS AT HA’ENA, HALELE’A, KAUA’I.  P. Bion Griffin University of Hawaii


    See Ke’e http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59JtvWQBC4s

    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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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

Water Data Reports for the Hanalei River

Hanalei River : an American Heritage Designated River

Hanalei Rain Gage at Hanalei, Kauai, HI

Coastal Geology Group

Kauai Hawaii Weather Forecast and Surf Report

Kauai Farmer’s & Produce Markets

FROM CRAMP:  Friedlander AM and Brown EK (2005). Hanalei benthic communities since 1992: spatial and temporal trends in a dynamic Hawaiian coral reef ecosystem.

Hawai‘i Cooperative Studies Unit Technical Report HCSU-003. University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. 32 pp., incl. 16 figures & 4 tables.

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).

From USGS.gov:  Data Series 289: Sedimentary Properties of Shallow Marine Cores Collected in June and September 2006, Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i, Hawai’i

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.
updated: 2007-10-02
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.
updated: 2006-08-04
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.
updated: 2006-08-04

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.
updated: 2006-08-04