The Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative

Projects for fiscal year 2012

  • Outbreak of Montipora banded tissue loss on the reefs of Kauai
    Dr. Greta Aeby (PI), Thierry Work (co-PI), Sean Callahan (co-PI)
    An outbreak of Montipora banded tissue loss was reported on several reefs in Kauai in the summer of 2012 by an Eyes on the Reef member. Eyes of the Reef is a volunteer reporting network, which trains community members to recognize and report coral bleaching, disease or crown of thorn seastar outbreaks on the reefs of Hawaii. The disease has a distinctive semi-circular pattern of tissue loss and frequently has a dark band surrounding the lesion. HCRI sent Dr. Aeby and her graduate student to assess and take samples of the coral.
    Final Report >>
    DLNR Reef Response website >>