The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have issued alerts regarding the record ocean temperatures in our state waters and the subsequent coral bleaching that is being observed. Unfortunately, these conditions are expected to last into November or December. With your reports and monitoring by scientists and Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), DAR and NOAA aquatic biologists are able to record the extent of the bleaching and subsequent recovery or mortality. For more information on the current bleaching alerts in Hawai‘i, visit NOAA coral bleaching website.
Thank you for reporting the coral bleaching occurring in your area. State aquatic biologists and scientists are monitoring reef conditions and compiling data. YOUR REPORT Is INVALUABLE and is providing much needed information. Please keep submitting reports as you see bleaching in new areas. To make a report, use the form links on the top of the EOR website.