Summer work conducted in Kauai along with some outreach and education

Aloha All!

As most of you know, we have been following a disease event on the shores of Kauai and have been communicating with the public, managers and fellow scientists. Please read the latest news coming out of Kauai and see how this forum allowed the public to gain knowledge pertaining to Black Band Disease (BBD) of corals.. We started off the talk with some basic coral reef ecology and coral disease descriptions and then moved into historical data and the efforts that have been made to better understand BBD and plausible environmental drivers or stressors associated with BBD. We end the talk with simple way to mitigate individuals impacts on coral reefs and how to report possible disease events to the Eyes of the Reef program. Follow the link above under the image of the Montipora patula colony displaying symptoms of BBD to read the Garden Isle Newspaper article from 8/15/14.

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