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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


Call to members – report sick or dying collector urchins







EOR Network – Your help is needed to scan beaches, report dead marine life observations

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Lanternfish (Myctophids) on Kauai (photo: Don Heacock, Kauai DAR)

The Kauai Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) is currently working with the US Geological Survey to investigate a marine life mortality event of around 500-800 lanternfish and squid near Nawiliwili, Kauai.  The EOR Network is needed to help identify additional observations of large numbers of dead or dying marine life.   Please check your local beach area and make an online report at: www.eorhawaii.org/make-a-report.  If you observe a large number of dead marine life on KAUAI, please call DAR at 808-645-0532.  Please do not collect samples or specimens.  

Online reports of beaches free of dead marine life are also valuable – this will help to establish which areas are being affected and which are not.

** Photos can be sent to: RRCPCoordinator@eyesofthereef.org.

Please see the full DLNR statement below: (more…)

The EOR Network in Action: A Collaborative EOR Response to Coral Disease at Kewalo, Oahu

On July 15, 2013, Angela Dona-Richards, a UH graduate student and EOR Network member, reported a possible disease outbreak on Porites evermanni from Nautilus Reef in Kewalo, Oahu. She provided pictures of the affected colonies with lesions appearing as swollen, bright pink patches.  On August 6, 2013, a multi-agency response team was sent out to investigate the area consisting of USGS (Dr. Thierry Work, Renee Breeden), DAR (Jono Blodgett, Derek LeVault) and UH/HIMB (Dr. Greta Aeby, Maya Walton, David Slater).  They located the site of the outbreak at a subsurface day-use mooring buoy on Nautilus Reef. (more…)

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