Volunteers will be searching for the damage to the island’s coral reefs caused by high water temperatures Saturday, and more people are needed.
They’re looking for coral bleaching, when corals go from their normal vibrancy to a whiteness close to death.
It’s primarily the result of stressed coral polyps expelling the algae living in their bodies.
”Corals can survive a bleaching event, but they are under more stress and are subject to mortality,” the NOAA writes.
The stress can come from many sources, but the primary concern for this search is the rising water Read more