Mahalo Peyton for helping to care for Hawaii’s reefs!!
Peyton attended his first training with Eyes of the Reef about a year ago and he is now one of our EOR instructors!! Peyton has helped EOR tremendously by giving trainings and conducting outreach at many community events on Oahu. As a volunteer organization Eyes of the Reef depends on folks, like Peyton, to help promote coral reef conservation in Hawaii. Peyton hails from Charlottesville, VA, where he did graduate research in terrestrial ecology at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Labs and was a member the UGA Institute of Ecology. He has held a variety of positions, including ecologist, Orange Co., VA, and environmental staff officer at the Army National Guard Environmental Office, Washington, D.C. As a volunteer, he has worked on a variety of projects for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and served as a Clean Water Captain, and trained Steward for CBF. He also was a trained Virginia Tree Steward. He is an active participant in REEF fish surveys and trained as a coral reef restorer with Coral Restoration Foundation. He currently works as a dive instructor at Dive Oahu. (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.
This morning, September 22, 2014, the NOAA Coral Reef Watch has issued a Coral Bleaching Warning for Kona Coast on the Big Island and Kahoolawe. Please keep your eyes open and report any coral bleaching to Eyes of the Reef.