The Hawaiian Ko‘a (coral) card was developed to record changes in color of the main species of Hawaiian corals and provide a tool for monitoring color changes as an indicator of coral health. The Ko‘a card was designed for use by everyone, including the community, citizen scientists, researchers, educators, students, resource managers, recreational users, and visitors! Anyone can make a difference!

Ko'a card

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How to use the Ko‘a card

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Where to pick up Ko’a cards:


– Please contact Sari Pastore at Limahuli Garden and Preserve (

-Local Division of Aquatic Resources office

Maui and Hawaiʻi Island

-Please contact local Division of Aquatic Resources office

-Maui MOP: 310 W. Ka’ahumanu Ave | Kahului, HI 96732-1617

-Hilo: 200 West Kawili St. Hilo, HI 96720


-Aaron’s Dive Shop, Kailua

-O‘ahu Division of Aquatic Resources Office: 151 Punchbowl St #330, Honolulu, HI 96813

-Manoa MOP: 2450 Campus Road

-West Oahu MOP: 2450 Campus Road

-Windward MOP: 45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd., Kāne‘ohe HI 96744

-Please check our website for future O‘ahu outreach events where we will distribute Ko‘a cards