|01 July 29, 1993 |
This was the first Photo Monitoring Dive. Yellow Band disease was discovered. The transect route and many of the monitoring subjects were selected on this dive.
|02 December 22,1993 |
This was a black band disease erradication dive in the area of SKB10T.
|03 March 20,1994 |
Yellowing is apparent on some Montastrea cavernosa colonies. There is also a white blushing on a few Diploria strigosa colonies.
|04 June 3, 1994 |
The very beginning of a black band outbreak is observed on the brain coral, subject bb1.
|05 September 3, 1994 |
The white area on the brain coral is tissue lost to the disease black band in a period of four months.
|06 December 20, 1994 |
Subjects Sea Fan 2 and Yellow Band 1.
|07 March 22, 1995 |
Coral diseases and infections are not as active during the colod winter months.
|08 May 26,1995 |
Harold Hudson PHD. drills core samples from YB1 to be sent to EPA for analysis at Gulf Breezes Lab. One core from infected area one core from healthy section.
|10 May 30, 1995 |
This core plug day when the cored holes on YB1 are pluged with a cement plug to [prevent erosion. Notice sf2 next to YB1 is beginning to appear torn up by aspergillis.
|11 April 5, 1996 |
A strange yellow algae matts the bottom in the area around the mooring pin. Yellow band is advancing in an unusual ribbon fashion on YB2.
|12 June 3, 1996 |
Subject bb1 is developing a new problem other than black band.
|13 February 2, 1997 |
The polyps on a Montastrea cavernosa appear to be inflated. This coral will become a survey subject.
|14 March 3, 1997 |
The first indications of a White Plague Type ll coral disease outbreak.
|15 July 14, 1997 |
Yellow Band disease begins to flair up on infected colnies.
|18 January 30, 1998 |
Many of the corals affected by the coral bleaching event of 1997 did not fully recover
|19 February 18, 1998 |
An amazing array of stressed out coral polyps.
|21 July 18, 1998 |
These are the most unusual coral polyp stress symptom photos ever recorded.
|22 October 13, 1998 |
After a prolonged two year bleaching event Hurricane Georges tears apart the reef.
|23 January 19, 1999 |
Two years after the worst coral bleaching event, two hurricanes and several gale force storms coral loss and coral stress are evident.
|24 December 16, 1999 |
There is no doubt that Sand Key reef is nearing a total shutdown.
|25 July 4, 2000 |
A continuing loss of diversity
|26 July 11, 2000 |
During the summer of 2000 many of the hard and soft corals on Sand Key reef, near Key West, succumbed to a variety of strange, new coral infections. When polluted water from the Everglades was released into the warm waters of Florida Bay disease and infection flaired up on the downstream coral reefs.
|27 July 12, 2000 |
A very diverse and interesting array of coral ailments on both soft and hard corals.
|28 July 21, 2000 |
"Where have all the corals gone?.
|29 July 30, 2000 |
The saddest thing to observe on a dive is a grand old coral colony in the throws of death.
|30 September 7, 200 |
Excellerated coral loss is beyond management or belief.
|31 November 10, 2000 |
The turn of the century was certainly the turning point for this coral reef. The reef has lost all of it's color.
|31 September 16, 2005 |
Coral bleaching between Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
|32 July 25, 2003 |
There is very little doubt that all of the coarls on Sand Key reef will be dead in a very short time. The majority of monitoring subjects on SKB10T are but clumps of algae.