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How do I report coral bleaching?

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…)

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Congratulations to the first class of EOR Primary Responders!

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New article on coral health and marine managed areas

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coral health paper

Marine Life ID Workshop!

Species Identification Flier

Looking for Coral Bleaching Updates?

ReefResponse_ScreenshotAll updates from DLNR on coral bleaching are being posted here: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/reefresponse/

Check it out for videos, survey results, and more.

CALL TO ACTION: Report coral bleaching!

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Flying Gurnard Update: EOR reports of fish washing up on Oahu shores

On July 1st and 2nd, the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) received several reports through the Eyes of the Reef Network and the Oahu Monk Seal Foundation of dead fish washing up on beaches in Waikiki, Ko Olina, and Nanakuli on the island of Oahu. (more…)

Current Conditions Report – Spring 2014

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Senior Project “Adopts” Coral Disease and Asks: What Can We Do?

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…)

New info on urchin disease repsonse

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.

 

Examples of sick urchins, photo credit: DAR

Examples of sick urchins, photo credit: DAR

 

Mahalo for your reports!

– EOR Team

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