Latitude: 26° 03.110' N
174° 01.400' W
Area Name: North side of Lisianski
Barometer: 1011.7 mb and decreasing
Winds: 15 mph NW
Description: Cloudy, scattered showers.
Forecast: Low pressure moving through with high following.
Cloudy. Scattered showers.
Waves: 6-8' NW mixed w/East
Current: 6 Knots.
REA (Rapid Ecological Assessment) Team A: 3 dives -
1st N of Island. Wave exposed deeper reef (60') highly eroded
and scoured. Last dive shallow patch near island. Reef composed
of older dead coral and macro algae but numerous coral recruits.
(Rapid Ecological Assessment) Team B: 3 dives - 1st
to 80' on North side of island, calm and quiet below while
wind blew and waves broke above. Good coral cover and seaweed.
Few fish. Second dive more variety in fish, lots of zooplankton
in clouds near bottom. Algae covered with diatom scuz. Third
dive in mouth of shoal. Mainly sand. Found Asparogopsis
on it. (Limu kohu)
Team : 22nd
permanent monitoring transect established on N side of island.
One 40 cm coral core of Porites evermanni acquired off West
Archaeology : Computer work day.
Team: Burrow quadrats on island.