Abnormal Growths: Photos

These are photos taken today from our mission in Hawaii’s Kāneʻohe Bay on Moku O Loʻe Island. Each photo displays coral showing abnormal growths which may be caused by a virus, bacteria, or water temperature changes. The scientists on site from Centre Scientifique de Monaco have taken more than 100 samples from these diseased corals and will return them to their laboratory in Monaco to continue their research.