june, 2019

27jun6:00 pm8:00 pmEyes on the Reef Citizen Science TrainingCommunity Training WorkshopGecko Guide:Preservation & Conservation

Event Details

NOAA Humpback Whale Sanctuary, Kihei, June 27, 2019 6pm–8pm
726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei HI 96753

YOU CAN HELP! Participation is simple: attend a training workshop and use your eyes!

Attend this 2-hour workshop to learn how to identify and report coral bleaching, coral disease, Crown-of-Thorns Sea Stars and marine invasive species. Whether you are a recreational ocean user, recreational or commercial fisherman, tourism operator, researcher or student, you can help us learn more about when and where these events occur by keeping an eye out for signs of change when visiting the reef.

WHY? Pollution, climate change, and poor land use practices create environmental conditions that foster coral disease and coral bleaching, support the spread of invasive species and threaten reef health. Early detection of these events is important in protecting our reef resources. Detecting the initial signs of any of these events on our local reefs requires a wide network of observers providing regular reports of conditions throughout the region. The Eyes of the Reef Network has been designed to provide reliable reports on bleaching, disease, and changing reef conditions throughout Hawai‘i by training community members how to spot and report these events early on. For more information on Eyes of the Reef Network, contact your Maui Island Coordinators:

Darla White at 808-345-2312 or onareef@yahoo.com
Donna Brown at 808-283-3423 or donnabro@hawaii.edu


Photo: NOAA Fisheries


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