Coral Disease News

October 12, 2022 Sharing strategies for coral rescue in the Caribbean. {En español} The first Caribbean regional gathering on coral rescue recently brought together some 50 managers and experts from 15 countries to plan how to rescue and restore stony corals in the face of devastation caused by coral disease.

NOAA and partners combat devastating coral disease and plan for restoration. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries announce their collaborative response to stony coral tissue loss disease, December 4, 2020, Gena Parsons – Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Florida Keys Coral Disease Strike Team report FY19-20

Florida Keys Coral Disease Strike Team – FY 19-20 Final Report, June 15, 2020, K Neely, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Appendix I – Protocol for Topical Antibiotic Treatment, June 15, 2020, K Neely, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

APPENDIX II: Guiding principles for determining priority coral colonies, June 15, 2020, K Neely, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

APPENDIX III: Example time series of treated lesions on a colony over time, June 15, 2020, K Neely, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Florida DEP issues the Summer 2019 Florida Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) Response Bulletin, the first quarterly bulletin provided by the Florida Dept of Environmental Protection, October 2019

CORAL COLLAPSE  The reef plague – published by Reuters Graphics, September 2019

A mysterious coral disease is ravaging Caribbean reefs – published in ScienceNews , July 9, 2019

As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back – published in TheScientist, April 4, 2019

Glimmers of Hope – How Divers Can Help – published in Alert Divers Online