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Summary Information for Field Activity 2000-022-FA

Area of Operations: Molokai, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific

Dates: January 27, 2000 to January 29, 2000

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

   Mike Field, CMGP-Menlo Park

Objectives: Two one-day trips were conducted to recover sediment cores using a modified USGS gravity corer and a slide hammer corer. Two sediment traps were deployed near depressions in the reef platform. Scientific objective is to assess the impact of soil erosion from Molokai on the health of the adjacent coral reef.

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Summary: SCUBA diving was under the direction of the Menlo Park Dive Team. Sediment traps were deployed in <2 m water near the USGS tripod off Hotel Molokai. Other sediment traps were deployed by the west coast team after Feb. 1 along CRAMP transects.

Contact: Michael Casso (

InfoBank: uses the identifier S-22-00-HW. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Bothner, Michael 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: p. 1034-1047. (Also available at

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