Downloadable DataDigital still images of a shallow coral habitat at Pelekane Bay, Island of Hawaii on 2012-06-18 (NCEI Accession 0145644)
Metadata Thumbnail This data set contains digital still imagery of benthic features from Hawaii Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP) collected at three sites in Pelekane Bay, Hawaii on June 18, 2012. The purpose of this study was to re-evaluate the historica...
ResourcePelekane Bay Watershed restoration (HI)
"Implement biological and physical management practices in the Pelekane Bay Watershed to reduce land-based sediment inputs to the bay. To date, over 10,000 plants have been installed within restoration areas, 12 tons of sediment have been removed from sed...
ResourceStabilizing streambanks and reducing erosion in South Kohala to benefit coral reefs (HI)
"Reduce sediment inputs into Pelekane Bay coral reef system by reducing land-based run-off. Project will engage volunteers to capture overland flow of sediment with erosion-control structures, and will restore stream banks in key drainages. We have reduce...
Downloadable Data2015 NOAA Lidar: Pelekane, HI
Metadata Thumbnail This delivery contains the result of a lidar study over the Pelekand Watershed in Hawai. The deliverables of this project include the classified lidar point cloud. The dataset was processed within LP360 and Terrasolid. The general tiling scheme for the DE...
Downloadable DataDivision of Aquatic Resources (DAR), Division of Lands and Natural Resources (DLNR) of the State of Hawaii Fish Surveys from 23 West Hawaii Aquarium Project Sites during 1999-2005 (NODC Accession 0002767)
Data are from underwater visual surveys of fish stocks at 23 sites in West Hawaii. Survey sites are 8 to 14 m deep and are all located on reef shelves with moderate to high Porites compressa cover, the predominant habitat type at that depth on West Hawaii...
Downloadable Data2015 NOAA Lidar: Pelekane Watershed (HI)
This metadata describes the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) 1 meter products derived from the airborne LiDAR data collected in August of 2015 for the Pelekane Watershed on the big island of Hawaii. The point cloud dataset was acquired with an Optech Orion M...
ResourceTerrigenous sediment impact on coral recruitment and growth affects the use of coral habitat by recruit parrotfishes (F. Scaridae)
"Some major anthropogenic stressors have impacts that occur at infrequent, unpredictable intervals; their effects are difficult to evaluate in a timely manner unless space is substituted for time. In this paper we substitute space for time along an enviro...
ResourceKnowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of coral reefs in Hawaii's priority sites
"The goal of this survey is to better understand resource users knowledge, attitudes and perceptions (KAPs) of coral reefs in 18 survey sites in the priority site in Pelekane Bay-Puako-Anaeho`omalu Bay (South Kohala). The design is for at least 200 interc...
ResourceAssessment of coral settlement distributions and environmental conditions
"The patterns of coral recruitment along environmental gradients in relation to coral and fish communities, in reference to historical, sedimentation, and water quality data were determined. Changes on the reef in relation to changes on the watershed were...
Downloadable DataCurrent, wave, temperature, salinity, and turbidity data from moorings and bottom-mounted instruments in Pelekane and Kawaihae Bays, Hawaii 2010-11 to 2011-03 (NCEI Accession 0138581)
Spatial and temporal measurements of meteorologic, oceanographic, and sedimentological data were made during the 2010-2011 winter in Pelekane and Kawaihae Bays, on the Kohala coast of the northwest side of the Island of Hawaii. This data set consists of t...
ResourceUngulate fencing and sediment reduction
"Our goal was to reduce local erosion and its effects with ungulate-proof fencing and by propagating and out-planting native plants. In the process of building the fence line, we took all precautions to insure no historical or cultural trails or sites wer...
ResourceHawaii coral reef management priorities. Appendix 1: Hawaii coral reef strategy. Priorities for management in the Main Hawaiian Islands, 2010-2020
Metadata Thumbnail "The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) is the primary agency responsible for coordinating Hawaiis reef management efforts in the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI). The Coral Reef Working Group (C...
Downloadable DataHawaii Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP): Benthic Data from Rapid Assessment Transects 2001-2004 (NODC Accession 0002464)
This dataset consists of CRAMP Rapid Assessment Transect surveys taken in 2001-2004 and includes quantitative estimates of substrate type and species. The types and coverages were derived objectively from photographic images using PhotoGrid, a software pa...
ResourceDevelop and test innovative solutions for assessing reef communities and benthic processes using Structure from Motion.
The primary goal of this project is to assess how well photogrammetry (also known as Structure-from-Motion) can be used to improve our understanding of coral reef demographics and vital rates from colony to habitat-scale. This project builds out the innov...
ResourceCollaboration and capacity building for coral restoration in the Pacific Islands
This effort has been designed as a multi-year partnership. NOAA and partners will gather information on existing coral restoration projects and initiatives, build a list of restoration experts and practitioners and develop a synthesis of existing science ...
ResourceDevelopment of stressor threshold values for protection of Pacific coral reef species
Watershed managers in Hawaii have identified the need for data that can quickly lead to management actions/results "on the ground."  One of the necessary pieces of information to aid coastal managers in key decision making are stressor thresholds, i.e. am...
ResourceObserving and Documenting Predicted 2015/2016 Mass Coral Bleaching Events in Hawaii
Unprecedented Bleaching Threat to the Coral Populations in Hawaii: In September of 2014, researchers documented the worst mass coral bleaching event ever recorded in the main Hawaiian Islands, only the second on record.  This year, NOAA's Coral Reef Watch...
ResourceClimate Change Vulnerability Analysis for US Pacific Reefs - Integrating Exposure, Resilience, and Social Adaptive Capacity
Overarching Goal: Building on ongoing efforts in Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, and American Samoa to document the potential for coral reef ecosystems to resist or recover from anthropogenic stress, we will synthesi...
ResourceAssessing coral reef resilience along the South Kohala Coast of Hawaii
CRCP, West Hawaii Habitat Focus Area, Sentinel Site Program, and Resilient Lands and Water’s Initiative have an overlapping Focus Area on the northwest side of the Island of Hawaii that includes the South Kohala coastline. The West Hawaii Habitat Focus Ar...