This large mound coral about 10 ft diameter, Porites lutea, is in recovery mode. It is located northwest of Maumae beach south of Kawaihae Reef. The fish are 5″-6″ long for scale comparison.
Water temperature 84ºF 28.9ºC. Mound coral colonies observed show no signs of bleaching at this time.
In over a month since 11.11.15 to 12.20.15, these mound coral colonies have almost fully recovered from a global coral bleaching event 2015. The water temperature has cooled from a high of 88.3F at 15:42 on September 12,2015 to a … read more