New article on black band disease on Kauai

BBD 2015 CD-Black band disease on Kauai 2015.  Click to download (more…)


Congratulations to the first class of EOR Primary Responders!


New article on coral health and marine managed areas

Click to download!

coral health paper

Marine Life ID Workshop!

Species Identification Flier

Looking for Coral Bleaching Updates?

ReefResponse_ScreenshotAll updates from DLNR on coral bleaching are being posted here:

Check it out for videos, survey results, and more.

CALL TO ACTION: Report coral bleaching!


Coral Bleaching Warning for Kona Coast

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.


Flying Gurnard Update: EOR reports of fish washing up on Oahu shores

On July 1st and 2nd, the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) received several reports through the Eyes of the Reef Network and the Oahu Monk Seal Foundation of dead fish washing up on beaches in Waikiki, Ko Olina, and Nanakuli on the island of Oahu. (more…)

Current Conditions Report – Spring 2014


Senior Project “Adopts” Coral Disease and Asks: What Can We Do?

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…)

About Eyes of the Reef….

The Eyes of the Reef Network (EOR) is an effective statewide reporting system that enables all community members and ocean users to contribute to the long-term protection of our local reefs.

Pollution, climate change, poor land practices and increasing recreational and extractive activities create environmental conditions on coral reefs that foster coral disease and coral bleaching, support the spread of invasive species, and threaten reef health. Without initial sightings by the local “eyes” on our reefs, such occurrences may go unnoticed until it is too late.


EOR offers free trainings to give people with all levels of ocean knowledge – community members, reef users, tourists, fishers, commercial operators, scientists, and reef managers – the skills to identify and report threats to Hawai‘i’s reefs. We also offer local monitoring and educational support in your area. Contact your Island Coordinator to learn more about the programs available in your area.

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