See The Difference

We are going to try and help you tell the difference between what live coral looks like VS what Dead Coral looks like. Because of possible rising ocean temperatures, damage from over-tourism, and overfishing in some areas, it's estimated that 75% of the world's corals reefs are already dead.  As you can image, the remainder of the coral is at risk and fighting for

survival. As sad as it sounds, finding a live healthy coral reef is actually becoming quite rare.  Many people when visiting the Hawaiian Islands will have their first snorkeling experience at popular tourist locations like Hanauma Bay in Oahu, Molokini Crater in Maui or Captain Cook on the Big Island. Some of the coral at these locations, however, most of it is new and

living.  With some our images below, we hope you will have a better idea of what live vs dead coral looks like. Please remember that is common reef etiquette to not touch and/ or stand on the coral.

To the human eye Coral will resemble a Stone Or a Plant, but its actually a massive Colony Of Animals
What Live Vs Dead Coral Looks Like
Dead Or Dying Elkhorn Coral
Healthy Elkhorn Coral
Dead Or Dying Brain Coral
Healthy Brain Coral
Unhealthy Or Dead Sea Fan Corals
Dead Or Unhealthy Staghorn Coral
Healthy Staghorn Coral
Dead/Bleached Table Coral
Healthy Table Coral & Some Bleached
Unhealthy/Bleached Boulder Coral
Healthy Boulder Coral
Healthy & Unhealthy Cauliflower Coral Side By Side
Algae Sometimes Takes Over A Dead Reef
Corals Are Critical For Healthy Oceans
What Can You Do?