Source: The Maui News 
March 8, 2010
Wailuku, HI - Coral reef-loving advocacy groups and government agencies are collaborating to simplify ocean monitoring programs in an effort to increase the participation of Maui's "citizen scientists."
The nonprofit Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) has developed an online tool, called the "Coral Reef Data Monitoring Portal," so residents and visitors can increasingly conduct reef surveys, water-quality measurements and other methods of assisting experts who track the health of Maui's near-shore waters and sea life.
The public is also invited to an educational workshop on the program from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, 726 S. Kihei Road.
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