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Report a Disease Outbreak

Unusual change in coral color, skeleton, or an abnormal growth? You can report this information using our Level I report form. You will assist in the study of coral disease by providing early information on potential major disease outbreaks.

CDHC Publications

The CDHC is committed to advancing the general knowledge base related to the investigation and study of coral disease. Numerous significant publications have been produced that are available. Learn More

Diagnostic Criteria

Developing coral disease diagnostic criteria and embracing standard nomenclature based on established medical/veterinary knowledge and protocols has been a major goal of the CDHC.
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About The Coral Disease & Health Consortium

imageThe CDHC is a network of field and laboratory scientists, coral reef managers, and agency representatives devoted to understanding coral health and disease. It is extensive, highly collaborative, and completely voluntary with over 150 partners currently.

The CDHC was created in 2002, in response to the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force’s (USCRTF) National Action Plan to Conserve Coral Reefs; it is an official working group of the Task Force under Resolution 16.6. Learn More.