State Launches 'Reef Response' to Monitor Coral Disease

May 7, 2014

Rice coral, or Montipora, off Anini Beach on the north shore of Kauai.
Credit Dan Dennison / DLNR
Credit Chris Runyon / University of Hawaii

Scientists and state officials are continuing to monitor a coral disease that’s quickly spreading across the north shores of Kauai. Large areas of reef are covered with a type of cyanobacteria, and as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, the state is hoping to curb the disease by launching a new campaign. 

DLNR's Reef Response website can be found here.