Quantcast

Tuesday, October 21, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

NOAA scientists study diseased Kauai corals

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 09:17 a.m. HST, May 08, 2013



LIHUE » Government scientists have wrapped up a visit to study Kauai's diseased coral reefs.

The Garden Island reports that a four-person team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wrapped up its work on Tuesday after spending more than a week doing surveys along Kauai's North Shore where cyanobacterial white coral disease has been documented.

Terry Lilley, a Hanalei biologist who first alerted coral experts to the unusual outbreak, escorted the NOAA team after its arrival on April 29. NOAA focused its study on a number of locations around Waipa, Hanalei, Wainiha Bay and Anini Bay.

Lilley said the NOAA scientists are expected to return to Kauai in a couple of months and see how much the disease has spread and how many corals it has killed.






 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(0)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions


IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News