Hawaii: Revisit II Survey

Pacific Ocean Expedition: Survey 3

The XL Catlin Seaview Survey team has gathered again in Hawaii to revisit our study sites in four of Hawaii’s main islands: Big Island, Maui, Molokai, and Lanai.

This is our third visit to these reefs since mid-2015, and during this trip we will be evaluating about 35-40 reef sites, across about 60 km of reef surveyed on the main islands of Hawaii. This data will allow us to evaluate overall impact of such thermal anomaly on reef systems, as well as what the attributes of reef communities and surrounding coastal conditions could alter the response of these reefs to such thermal anomaly.