Coral Reef Monitoring. What is a Coral?. Animal, vegetable or mineral?. Conservation of Coral Reefs. Monitoring is necessary to decrease the decline of reefs Coral reefs have a high biodiversity
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Animal, vegetable or mineral?
A volunteer, community-based coral reef monitoring and education program that promotes coral reef conservation and preservation throughout the Main Hawaiian Islands.
Near the intersection of Kam. Hwy and Lulani St.
Snorkeler/diver swims down the transect line and counts abundance of orgs
Snorkeler/diver swims down the transect line and every 5 meters counts % cover of species
Banded Coral Shrimp
Crustose, turf, invasive
Montipora capitata (Rice coral)
Pocillopora meandrina (Finger Coral)
Porites lobata (Lobe Coral)
Fungia scutaria (Mushroom Coral)
Pink and encrusting
Pennekamp Reef, Key Largo, FL