USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-084-FA

Other ID: MK-1101; IB A-1-01-MK

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Kamiloloa, Pala'au, Molokai, Hawaii, United States, North America, North Pacific;

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso, Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Surveys, Environmental Data: Wave, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Ground Truthing

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover, refurbish and redeploy sediment traps with pressure, optical backscatter and microcat sensors. Collect a few bottom sediment samples with a small grab sampler and/or core tube.


Start Date: 2001-11-08

Start Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

End Date: 2001-11-14

End Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

Equipment Used: Dobie wave gauge, Tube trap, Grab sampler, Mooring tripod

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 11/8: Curt Storlazzi and others recover tube trap at Kamiloloa. 11/11: Recovery and deployment of tube traps at Hale Olono, Pala'au, and Kamiloloa. Recover Honjo instrument packages at Pala'au and Kamiloloa. 11/13: Mike Field and Curt Storlazzi deployed tube traps and Dobies at Puko'o and Kamalo. Recovery and deployment of tube traps on mud flat south of Hotel Molokai. 11/14: Deployment of Honjo instrument packages at Pala'au and Kamiloloa. Collection of grab samples at Pala'au and Kamiloloa. Collection of 3 push cores at Pala'au. Deployment of tube trap attached to camera framework west of Kaunakakai wharf. Moorings recovered: 2 (#661 and 662 both deployed FA 01063 ALYCE C Jul. 31 - Aug. 5, 2001). Moorings deployed: 2 (#680 and 681 recovered FA 02027 ALYCE C Feb. 14-15, 2002).

Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Michael Field (Project Chief)
Curt Storlazzi
Susan Cochran and Josh Logan present from USGS-Santa Cruz office.

Notes: Rick Rendigs submitted the Woods Hole dive plan and will be lead diver from the Woods Hole Field Center.

Location Map:


photo of Alyce C
Alyce C


(Samples) 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, version 1.0.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Dobie wave gauge --- Wave
Tube trap --- Surveys
Grab sampler --- Biology
2001-084-FA-SC-001 ( CORE, GRAB samples)
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing