A Study of Nearshore Marine and Beach Ecology, Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii.
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS
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The Naval Oceanographic Office, at the request of the Pacific Missile Range, initiated an environmental impact study of the effects of cable laying operations at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. The initial field investigation was conducted during July 1974. Beach morphology and ecology are described, and vegetation zones are identified and charted. Beach profiles were measured and marked for future resurvey. Intertidal and nearshore biological communities were identified, and their distribution and densities were documented. Two permanent ecological monitoring stations quadrats were established to provide a means of determining changes in the coral reef populations. Three current meters were installed at locations selected by the Pacific Missile Range to assist in cable route engineering studies. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Biological Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy