USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-014-FA

Other ID: MK-0101; IB A-14-01-HW

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Michael Field - Santa Cruz

Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Visual Identification: Ground Truthing, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy an instrumented sediment trap tripod at two locations along the coral reef off the southern coast of Molokai.


Start Date: 2001-01-08

Start Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

End Date: 2001-01-09

End Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

Equipment Used: DGPS, Mooring tripod, Sediment traps

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deployment of the new trap tripods and replacement of the tube traps was completed with no problems. Moorings deployed: 2 (#MOK2MC1 and MOK2MC2 both recovered FA 01054 ALYCE C Apr. 24 - May 1, 2001).

Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Other USGS scientists from Santa Cruz include: Michael Field (Overall Project Chief)
Susan Cochran (project assistant and diver/photographer)
Curt Storlazzi (lead SCUBA diver)
and Josh Logan (field assistant and GIS expert).

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Michael Casso and Richard Rendigs will be participating on the cruise. Joseph Newell will be involved with mobilization and shipping of equipment.
Project = Protecting Americas Coral Reefs Program, Protecting Americas Coral Reefs Program


Kamiloloa, Paula'au, Molokai, Hawaii, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 21.25 South: 21 West: -157.33 East: -156.66


photo of Alyce C
Alyce C


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.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Sediment traps --- Geology