Kabbikane Reef

Surveyed 25-Feb-2013 as part of the NERP-TE Project 2.3

Kabbikane Reef back
Kabbikane Reef first flank
Kabbikane Reef front
Kabbikane Reef second flank

Kabbikane Island Reef was surveyed for the first time using manta tow in 2013. Median reef-wide live coral cover was moderate (10-20%) and small numbers of crown-of-thorns starfish were recorded below outbreak levels. Signs of white syndrome were restricted to small numbers of individual colonies on the first flank during surveys in 2013. No bleaching or signs of black band disease were observed. Kabbikane Island Reef was classified as No Outbreak.

Manta Tow:

Fish and Benthos Surveys:
RHIS surveys:

Kabbikane Reef Perimeter Hard Coral Crown-of-thorns starfish graph