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Field Activity Details for field activity B0211BI

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AKA: none

Other ID: B-02-11-BI

Status: Completed

Organization(s): National Park Service, University of California, Berkeley, Cornell University, University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii Department of Aquatic Resources, USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Coral Reefs - Submarine Groundwater Discharge (ZP00DXN)

Principal Investigator(s):

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Eric Grossman

Data Type(s): Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover and redeploy instruments that are measuring water properties continuously at ~30 coral reef sites on the Big Island; conduct synoptic sampling of water properties, including submarine groundwater discharge plumes, and nearshore currents; map coral community and colony size structure, bleaching occurrence and disease prevalence.


Start Port/Location: Kailua-Kona, HI

End Port/Location: Kailua-Kona, HI

Start Date: 2011-07-09

End Date: 2011-07-16

Equipment Used: samples, Hand-grab sample

Information to be Derived: time-series water temperature and salinity; depth profiles of water properties; surface profiles of sea surface temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH and turbidity; current velocity/direction profiles; digital photoquadrats

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: boat and kayak used.


west Hawaii

North: 20.5 South: 18.75 West: -156.25 East: -154.75


photo of Boat
photo of Kayak


Grossman, E.G., and Marrack, L., 2019, Nearshore water properties and estuary conditions along the coral reef coastline of west Hawaii Island (2010-2014): U.S. Geological Survey data release.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
samples --- Biology
Hand-grab sample --- Biology

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