Coral Disease Resources

Webinars and Videos

See Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease webinars, related presentation files and videos on the Webinars page.


White Paper

Cartagena Convention Secretariat, United Nations Environment CEP (Ileana C. Lopez, Chris Corbin).

Lead Authors
This White Paper was prepared by the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute for the United Nations Environment Programme – Caribbean Environment Programme (UNEP-CEP). Its authors were Christine O’Sullivan, Emma Doyle, Patricia Kramer, and Judith Lang.

UN White Paper on Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease – June 2021

Field Guides and Training Materials

Field Guide to Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.

Learn more about which species are affected and view a field guide to SCTLD.

Stages of Coral Mortality

See how the stages of disease affect the reef.

Florida Reef Tract Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Train the Trainers Presentation Tool, University of Florida – May 2019.

What You Can Do

Take these steps to help reduce the spread of the disease.


Alerting All Divers! – An unprecedented disease is threatening corals in the Caribbean


Alerting All Divers! – Help stop the spread


MPAConnect – Guide to detect Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease on Caribbean Coral Reefs.


What is Happening to Corals – Overview


Infographic prepared by The Directorate of Nature and Environment, Aruba. For more information, you can also visit The Directorate of Nature and Environment government agency website.

Action Plan Template

Action Plans – Country and Region


Summer 2022: The first edition of the new semi-annual SCTLD newsletter, a collaborative product of Florida Sea Grant, NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, and the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Coral Disease Working Group focused on sharing coral disease knowledge and experience across U.S. coral jurisdictions.