Eyes of the Reef Network – Oahu Training Opportunity!

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Humpback Whale Sanctuary Conference Room in Hawaii Kai
(6600 Kalaniana’ole Hwy. Suite 301, for directions see http://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov/about/offices.html#Oahu )

Register now! Space is limited!
Please RSVP by 9/9 to oceantraining@gmail.com


Participation is simple: attend a training workshop and use your eyes! Attend this workshop to learn how to identify and report coral bleaching, coral disease, Crown-of-Thorns Sea Stars and marine invasive species. Whether you are a recreational ocean user, recreational or commercial fisherman, tourism operator, researcher or student, you can help us learn more about when and where these events occur by keeping an eye out for signs of change when visiting the reef.

Pollution, climate change, and poor land use practices create environmental conditions that foster coral disease and coral bleaching, support the spread of invasive species and threaten reef health. Early detection of these events is important in protecting our reef resources. Detecting the initial signs of any of these events on our local reefs requires a wide network of observers providing regular reports of conditions throughout the region. The Eyes of the Reef Network has been designed to provide reliable reports on bleaching, disease, and changing reef conditions throughout Hawai‘i by training community members how to spot and report these events early on.

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