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Mahaulepu coastline Poipu Koloa Kauai Hawaii by Brian Yamamoto

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Brian Yamamoto Brian Yamamoto
Explore score
2.14 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 28, 2011
Date taken
Dec 28, 2009

This Gigapan is to record vegetation changes along the Mahaulepu coastline. Botany students
take annual field trips to this site to learn about coastal ecosystems and plant adaptation to the enviroment.
The Mahaulepu area is composed of Pleistocene Lithified Calcareous dune depositscalled Eolianite.
The dunes are inhabitated by many native coastal plant species .The dunes are also the site of Makauwahi cave
this cave has provided scientist with a continuous picture of the wildlife through sediment deposits and is an active
site for research. The Cave has provided remains of a stit-owl(Grallistrix auceps) flightless rails and other extinct birds.
The primary native vegetation on the dunes is naupaka,akoko,hinahina,portulaca,maiapilo,and ilima. Non native vegetation
Kiawe,haole koa,opuntia,brazilian pepper, ironwood,and many grasses. This coastline is home to the gree sea turtle,Hawaiian
monk seals that use the sandy beaches to rest, and in the summer time whales offshore.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1564 (Windows)
Panorama size: 2141 megapixels (77632 x 27580 pixels)
Input images: 595 (35 columns by 17 rows)
Field of view: 128.8 degrees wide by 45.7 degrees high (top=4.3, bottom=-41.5)
Vignette correction on: c1=0.114 c2=-0.0739
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-12-28 18:43:35 - 2009-12-28 19:44:49
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 28.3 to 52.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 29.1 to 47.5 percent
Computer stats: 3509.85 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 3:12:22 (19 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:04:39, Projection: 12:01, Blending: 1:55:41
(Preview finished in 1:21:59)

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