Hawaiian White Coral Disease

January 25, 2013
by KathalePiguenit
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Kauai Coral Disease Update

I hate to say but I did a kayak dive and video yesterday on the outside edge of the reef at Hanalei and it is just covered with new cyanobacterial disease infections! Over half the rice corals died in this … Continue reading

Coral Disease Found on Outlying Roi Reef

August 31, 2012 by KathalePiguenit | Comments Off


I did a dive at an isolated reef about 200 yards outside of Tunnels Beach, called Roi Reef. This reef is 30′ diameter at the top and 60′ diameter at the bottom, surrounded by sand. It is a long way off the main reef at Tunnels where there are a large number of corals infected with the white coral disease. Continue Reading →

Hawaii’s Largest Barrier Reef Dead and Dying

August 28, 2012 by KathalePiguenit | Comments Off

These images are from a dive yesterday at Anini Reef. This infectious coral disease has spread very rapidly all over the reef. 1 year ago there were 2 infections in our 100-meter transect, 4 weeks ago there was 80 infections and yesterday virtually every coral was infected! Continue Reading →