Eyes of the Reef

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Interesting video on corals

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Video of bleaching off Kahe Point, Oahu

Thanks to Dr. Bruce Carlson for submitting this video!!

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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…

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STATEWIDE CORAL BLEACHING ALERT!

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…

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Why are Hawaii’s corals bleaching? 2015 FAQ

What is coral bleaching? Coral bleaching is the loss of color from coral tissue allowing the white skeleton to show through. Coral’s have an important relationship (symbiosis) with single-celled algae (zooxanthellae), which live in their tissues. The zooxanthella provides food…

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