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Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-063-FA

Other ID: MK-0701; IB A-1-01-HW

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Other ()

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Michael Field (USGS, Santa Cruz)

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom, Michael Casso

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Video, Imagery: Photo, Environmental Data: Turbidity, Environmental Data: Conductivity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover, clean, repower and deploy 2 time series traps, OBSes, and microcats. Exchange standard tube traps along the reef front.


Start Port/Location: Kaunankakai, HI

End Port/Location: Kaunakakai, HI

Start Date: 2001-07-31

End Date: 2001-08-05

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Sediment traps, VHS Video camera, Trident subsurface porewater conductivity probe, 35 mm camera, Optical Backscatter, Visual navigation

Information to be Derived: samples

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 7/31: Mike F. and Curt S. recover and deploy tube trap at Hale Olono. 8/1: Recovery and deployment of tube traps on mud flat south of Hotel Molokai. 8/2: Recovery of Honjo instrument packages at Pala'au and Kamiloloa. Recovery and deployment of tube traps at Kamiloloa. 8/3: Mike F. and Curt S. recover and deploy tube traps at Puko'o and Kamalo. 8/4: Deployment of Honjo instrument package at Pala'au. Recovery and deployment of tube trap at Pala'au. 8/5: Deployment of Honjo instrument package at Kamiloloa. Recovery and deployment of tube trap at Kamiloloa. Moorings recovered: 2 (#642 and 643 both deployed FA 01054 ALYCE C Apr. 24 - May 1, 2001). Moorings deployed: 2 (#661 and 662 both recovered FA 01084 ALYCE C Nov. 8-14, 2001).

Staff: Michael Casso, Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Staff:
Michael Field (project chief and chief scientist)
Curt Storlazzi
Josh Logan
Susan Cochran all from the Santa Cruz USGS CMGP.

Notes: InfoBank A-01-01-HW also has Mike Field and video data at PCMSC
Original Submitted By Mike Field contained: Mike Bothner, Michael Casso.


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

North: 21.08705 South: 21.03747 West: -157.2462 East: -156.79369


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
Sediment traps --- Geology
Visual navigation --- Navigation
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
35 mm camera --- Photo
VHS Video camera --- Video
Optical Backscatter --- Turbidity
Trident subsurface porewater conductivity probe --- Conductivity

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