Florida’s reefs dying from ongoing disease outbreak

Coral disease has emerged as a serious threat to coral reefs worldwide.  Hawaii strives to be proactive in its management and has developed programs, such as EOR, to respond to disease outbreaks.  Florida has a disease outbreak that has been ongoing since 2014 and has spread from Miami down into the Florida Keys.  This dire situation warns all coral reef managers of the extent of the danger that can occur from disease outbreaks.  Please take a  look at the overview of the disease outbreak Florida has provided.  Disease Overview_Final 2018.05.15