Latitude: 25° 46.496' N
171° 44.598' W
Area Name: Laysan Island
Barometer: 1081.1 mb
Winds: 20 - 25 Knots
Description: Showers with isolated squalls. 4-8 ft.
seas, 20-25 knot winds.
Forecast: Isolated showers, wind and seas dropping.
Waves: 4-8 ft.
Current: 2 knots surface
Sea: 4 beaufort.
REA (Rapid Ecological Assessment) Team A: 3 dives each
- including algal ridge, large school of Ulua, and carbonate
(Rapid Ecological Assessment) Team B: 3 dives each
- windward side, rain above, sand channels below.
Team : Set
permanent transect on sand channel entry on West side, 2
coral cores, one 40 cm, longest so far. Ground truthing
at both sites.
Archaeology : Hiked perimieter of island documenting
wreck and maritime debris.
Propigated Prichardia (Loulu Palm) seeds from
Nihoa in dibble tubes for eventual outplanting on Laysan.