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.
Over the past 6 months, Scott Bacon, Eyes of the Reef (EOR) Coordinator on Kauai recently worked with two high school students to document the health of coral reefs and the extent of the coral disease on Kauai for their senior projects. (more…)
DLNR has updated their Reef Response page with new information about the disease affecting collector sea urchins: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/reefresponse/. The management team is working together to monitor urchins in Kaneohe and Maunalua bays on Oahu.
Officials are asking the public to continue reporting observations of sick urchins through the Eyes of the Reef Network, you can access an online report form here: eorhawaii.org/make-a-report.
Mahalo for your reports!
– EOR Team