Latitude: 23° 04.121
Area Name: Nihoa
Winds: 25-30 MPH
Description: Partly sunny, isolated showers, East
Forecast: Wind dropping, East winds, 10 to 15 MPH,
2-4 foot seas, isolated showers.
Waves: 6-8 ft.
Current: N. surface currents, 2 knots
Sea: 2 ft wind chop/Buefort scale 4
REA (Rapid Ecological Assessment) Teams: Fish: did 6
transects, dominant species were Chubs, but some knifejaws
were also noted. White tip reef sharks.
Studies: 4 Transects
Surveyed high intertidal benches E and W of landing area.
Species richness and relative abundance, and digital photos
of invertebrates, limu, and habitat.
Team: 1 survey, leeward side of island.
One permanent transect established off Leeward side of island.