Coral Disease Monitoring and Research
Coral diseases have been playing a major role in the decline of several native coral species surrounding Kauai and neighboring islands. Coral Bleaching, Black Band disease, Montipora and Cyanobacteria are but a few that reduced the living coral population significantly in a mere three years. Reef Guardians is working to innovate coral health monitoring and research technology and act as a catalyst bringing together researchers and
scientists from NOAA, USGS, DLNR, Universities and more, forming a collaborative effort. Our latest comprehensive report details the influence land based sources have been playing on the health of Kauai north shore reefs and indicating where specific testing, monitoring and remediation are needed.