Other ID: MK-0100; IB S-22-00-HW
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Molokai, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific;
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Affiliate Investigator(s): Mike Field, CMGP-Menlo Park
Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Two one-day trips were conducted to recover sediment cores using a modified USGS gravity corer and a slide hammer corer. Two sediment traps were deployed near depressions in the reef platform. Scientific objective is to assess the impact of soil erosion from Molokai on the health of the adjacent coral reef.
Start Date: 2000-01-27
Start Port/Location: Kaunakaki, HI
End Date: 2000-01-29
End Port/Location: Kaunakaki, HI
Equipment Used: Corer - gravity, DGPS
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: SCUBA diving was under the direction of the Menlo Park Dive Team. Sediment traps were deployed in <2 m water near the USGS tripod off Hotel Molokai. Other sediment traps were deployed by the west coast team after Feb. 1 along CRAMP transects.
Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Robert Barton, Joseph S. Newell
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner and M. Casso for field work. B. Barton and J. Newell have/will help in corer preparation and shipping.
Bothner, M.H., Reynolds, Richard L., Casso, Michael A., Storlazzi, Curt D., and Field, Michael E., 2006, Quantity, composition, and source of sediment collected in sediment traps along the fringing coral reef off Molokai, Hawaii: Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 52 no. 9, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2006.01.008.
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.