Updated: September 25, 2015
Coral reef experts say we may be witnessing the worst coral bleaching / disease outbreak ever documented on S.E. Florida reefs.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coral Reef Conservation Program has renewed their request for recreational divers to report their observations and photos to: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/programs/coral/seafan.htm
Most of the bleached and diseased corals are located on the Broward and Miami-Dade reefs. Oberservations and photos of healthy corals should also be reported to help develop an understanding of the distribution and extent of the event.
July 15, 2015:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection | Coral Reef Conservation Program is reporting: Coral disease has been reported as widespread in Miami-Dade County and to a lesser extent in Broward.
Divers report your observations with photos, date and location to: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/programs/coral/seafan.htm
We have not seen disease reports from Palm Beach County
Photos by Kim Porter, July 12, 2015, Broward County.