Mahalo for your interest in this course! This engaging and interactive learning experience includes videos, slide presentations, quizzes, and discussions that will help you better understand how you can engage in the protection of Hawaii's coral reefs.
Whether you are a recreational
ocean user, an ocean tourism operator, a fisherman, or a student researcher,
you can help care for your local reefs by keeping an eye out for unhealthy
coral reef conditions. By reporting what you find to EOR,
you will help reef managers better
protect our coral reef resources. By participating in this program, you become
part of a community-based early warning system to help support the health of
reefs throughout the state.
We are a community reporting network for coral disease and bleaching, marine invasive species, crown-of-thorn seastars, and fish diseases.
The first module of this course will provide you with an Introduction to the Eyes of the Reef Community Reporting Network and an overview of coral reef ecology in Hawai‘i.
The second module of this training will provide you with an overview of the types of corals you might encounter on your local reef.
The third module of this training will provide you with an overview of coral bleaching, including causes and how to recognize bleaching at your local reef.
The fourth module of this training will describe the types of diseases impacting Hawaii’s corals and other marine organisms and how to identify them.
The fifth module of this training will provide you with an overview of the ecology and impact of Crown-of-Thorns Sea Star blooms.
The sixth module of this training will provide you with an overview of marine invasive species and algal blooms.
The seventh module of this training will bring together everything you’ve learned so far! You’ll use your new skills to identify actual coral health conditions by asking a series of specific questions.
This final training module will describe how to submit a report using the Eyes of the Reef Network website.