VIPCA attended the public meeting concerning the terrible, contagious and fast moving “Stony Coral Tissue Loss” disease discovered near St. Thomas Airport and Flat Cay. Try to avoid contaminated areas in case of contaminating new areas with your vessel (see map).
UVI marine biologist Dr. Brandt and DPNR-CZM Kitty Edwards explained how to report brain and maze corals you have seen infected: www.reefconnect.org/bleachwatch/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org with SCTLD. Please help to report in order to assist in saving V.I. corals.