Coral reef update at free presentation

Mar 07, 2018 @ 5:00 pm. - 7:00 pm.

A free presentation offering updates on the State of Hawaii’s management of Maui’s nearshore fisheries and coral reef resources will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday during the meeting of the nonprofit Maui Nui Marine Resource Council.

The meeting will take place at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center Classrooms at Maui Harbor Shops in Maalaea.

The guest speaker will be Russell Sparks, aquatic biologist of state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Re-

sources. Sparks’ presentation will also include an update on the status of Maui’s reefs following the bleaching event of 2015.

In addition, MNMRC staff will offer updates on its recent and ongoing projects, including the expansion of a volunteer-based water-quality monitoring program to include 48 sites in South and West Maui, and a study of corals off Olowalu.

The talk is open to the public; refreshments will be served.