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Exploring Causes of Coral Disease

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The Hawaiian Islands’ beautiful ocean and beaches attract more than 8.5 million tourists each year. The USGS aims to help Hawaii preserve its underwater natural resources by tracing how oceanography may influence coral disease outbreaks. Looking into contaminants in the freshwater, or how quickly a bay may or may not flush, will help enrich future and past studies about the disease itself.





Princeville shot by Larry Loos, creative commons license 2.0; Music by Blue Dot Sessions "Union Hall" (License CC BY-NC 4.0)