[Coral-List] Visitor impact measured now tourists are not there

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 20:00:52 UTC 2020

In Hawaii, there is a famous little reef in a bay that is naturally in an
old volcano crater (old by our scale of time, not geology!).  It normally
gets huge numbers of tourists, but is now closed due to the coronavirus.
Opportunity to see if things changed without all those tourists.


Beautiful picture of the bay.

Cheers, Doug

Douglas Fenner
Lynker Technologies, LLC, Contractor
NOAA Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Regional Office
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

"mitigating climate change is the critical wedge to set coral reefs on a
recovery trajectory"  Duarte et al 2020 Rebuilding marine life Nature

"Already, more people die  <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hazstats.shtml>from
heat-related causes in the U.S. than from all other extreme weather events."


Even 50-year old climate models correctly predicted global warmng

"Global warming is manifestly the foremost current threat to coral reefs,
and must be addressed by the global community if reefs as we know them will
have any chance to persist."  Williams et al, 2019, Frontiers in Marine

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