The Eyes of the Reef Reporting form might look a little intimidating at first, but it’s not really that bad, trust us! Your observations are very valuable to resource managers, so please take a moment to go though these images that were designed to help you understand what the form is asking. You can make a report any time you get in the water, whether you see bleaching or not – that is considered data too and managers want to hear about it! Thank you for your citizen science stewardship efforts! (more…)
All updates from DLNR on coral bleaching are being posted here: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/reefresponse/
Check it out for videos, survey results, and more.
Over the past 6 months, Scott Bacon, Eyes of the Reef (EOR) Coordinator on Kauai recently worked with two high school students to document the health of coral reefs and the extent of the coral disease on Kauai for their senior projects. (more…)
DLNR has updated their Reef Response page with new information about the disease affecting collector sea urchins: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/reefresponse/. The management team is working together to monitor urchins in Kaneohe and Maunalua bays on Oahu.
Officials are asking the public to continue reporting observations of sick urchins through the Eyes of the Reef Network, you can access an online report form here: eorhawaii.org/make-a-report.
Mahalo for your reports!
– EOR Team