About Us

The Eyes of the Reef Network (EOR) is a community reporting network for coral disease and bleaching; marine invasive species; crown-of-thorn seastars and fish diseases. It is an effective statewide reporting system that enables all community members and ocean users…

Make a Report

Submitting a report is easy….fill out the top portion, click a few boxes, and it’s done! To make a report, choose the appropriate form and provide as much information as possible. All reports are important, so fill it out to…

Educational Resources

To help you learn more about the threats to Hawaii’s reefs or if you’d like to review the information you were given in a training, look through our educational materials we’ve made available for your use. Please use the menu…

Latest Articles

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…

Coral reefs of yesteryear

Each generation of young ocean explorers enters the water for the first time and is amazed at the wonders of the undersea world, not knowing how coral reefs looked in yesteryear.   This is called a “shifting baseline”.   The…

EOR members help scientists unravel pufferfish die-off mystery

In 2010, pufferfish (Arothron hispidus) around the state were dying in large numbers.  EOR members were quick to send in reports of dying fish giving scientists valuable information on how widespread and extensive the die-off was.

Become a Member

Becoming an Eyes of the Reef member is easy.  Attend a training in your area and keep your eyes open. That’s it!  We would like to see all ocean users in Hawaii become EOR members and be part of our…

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