Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) has been found on coral reefs around St. Thomas. It spreads rapidly on and among corals, and causes rapid death to corals. Learn more here:

//dpnr.vi.gov/czm/sctld/

Going diving? Make sure you disinfect your dive gear (see instructions below). If you are diving or snorkeling, consider joining the hunt for SCTLD. Researchers need your help mapping the spread of the disease around the USVI:

//viepscor.org/the-hunt-for-coral-disease