The Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative
Projects

Impact of sediment on the coral reef ecosystem of Pelekane Bay, Hawaii
Paul Jokiel, PI


Pelekane Bay coral reef communities have been heavily impacted by the construction of the adjacent Kawaihae Harbor and changes in land use on the adjacent watershed. Remediation efforts are underway on land, and there is a need to evaluate the impact of these actions on the adjacent coral ecosystem. HCRI will fund an interdisciplinary team from UH and USGS to (1) evaluate the effectiveness of the terrestrial watershed remediation efforts; (2) understand the potential of the local marine ecosystem to recover; and 3) understand the potential threat that existing mud deposits pose to adjacent, relatively pristine coral reef ecosystems

Final Report (August 2011)
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August 2011 Trimester Meeting
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Progress Report 1 (April 2011)
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March 2011 Trimester Meeting
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Introduction PowerPoint Presentation (October 2010)
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