USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

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):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

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

Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso, Frances Lightsom

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

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: Sediment traps, Optical Backscatter, Trident subsurface porewater conductivity probe, GPS (wh), Visual navigation

Information to be Derived:

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: Jonathan Borden, Michael Casso, Richard Rendigs

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

Notes: Original Submitted By 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
Optical Backscatter --- Turbidity
Trident subsurface porewater conductivity probe --- Conductivity
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Visual navigation --- Navigation

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Questions or Comments? Contact CMGDS Team