The Auau Channel, located between the islands of Maui and Lanai and also protected by Molokai to the north, and Kahoolawe
to the south, is bounded by the latitudes 20.983 and 20.733 and the longitudes 156.633 and 156.858. Topography of channel consists of solution basins
and rims (ridges), sediment plains and reef pinnacles on the channel floor, which were subaerially exposed during late Quaternary lowstands of sea level.
Holocene reef growth occurs as a thin veneer on topographic highs in the Channel. The channel reaches depths of 140 m, however the majority of the seafloor
is between 55 m and 70 m deep. The Auau Channel has been documented to include abundant coral reefs at these depths, which are also known as mesophotic coral
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