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Sick Kauai coral tied to puffers

Lesions will be collected from blowfish in an effort to help sick Garden Isle reefs

By Rosemarie Bernardo

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 28, 2012

~~<p>Marine experts will collect samples off Kauai's North Shore today to determine whether one of the state's major coral disease outbreaks in recent years is related to lesions being found on Hawaiian puffer fish.</p>
<p>Thierry Work, wildlife specialist for the National Wildlife Health Center of the U.S. Geological Survey's Hono&shy;lulu field office, and Greta Aeby, assistant researcher at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology of the University of Hawaii, will collect samples at Anini, Kauai, from the Hawaiian white-spotted toby fish, or Canthigaster jactator.</p>
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Marine experts will collect samples off Kauai's North Shore today to determine whether one of the state's major coral disease outbreaks in recent years is related to lesions being found on Hawaiian puffer fish.

Thierry Work, wildlife specialist for the National Wildlife Health Center of the U.S. Geological Survey's Hono­lulu field office, and Greta Aeby, assistant researcher at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology of the University of Hawaii, will collect samples at Anini, Kauai, from the Hawaiian white-spotted toby fish, or Canthigaster jactator. Login for more...



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