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Coral diseases are diagnosed through a tiered process that begins with a field lesion assessment, which describes the gross lesion appearance using the terms listed above without the need for sampling. You can download a field lesion assessment form here. After this initial assessment, it may be possible to to identify a common field name that describes the disease in a particular coral and apply the same terminology to other corals (regardless of species) with similar gross visible signs using the Coral ID Decision Tree.