If you make an observation of a coral disease outbreak, coral bleaching, Crown-Of-Thorns-Starfish (COTS) outbreak, or sick/drying fish or other critters, please make an online report through the Eyes of the Reef (EOR) Reporting Network here: www.eorhawaii.org/make-a-report.
Photos are extremely valuable, please send any photos of your observation to: [email protected].
What happens to my report?
Your report will be forwarded to the EOR Island Coordinators and the RRCP Coordinator at the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR). This team will verify your observation and decide whether it warrants a Rapid Response assessment.
What happens after a Rapid Response assessment?
The Rapid Response assessment will allow scientists and managers to determine the severity of the event. This information is given to the Management Response Team, made up of managers and scientists, who will use it to evaluate further research, monitoring, and management options.