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UH, NOAA to Investigate Kauai Coral Disease

·By civilbeat

A recent outbreak of coral disease off Kauai’s shores has caught the attention of federal scientists, who plan to come to Kauai to study the phenomenon in March. 

Local biologist Terry Lilley sounded the alarm last year, taking photos showing a cyanobacterial disease attacking coral.

The Garden Island newspaper reports that the University of Hawaii and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are on the move to study the problem: 

On Wednesday, Dr. Bernardo Vargas-Angel, a coral disease specialist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, confirmed that the federal agency has organized a