On the front lines of a coral disease epidemic

The world's third-largest barrier coral reef is losing its battle with an unprecedented coral disease outbreak, and Mote Marine Laboratory scientists are determined to do something about it. Dr. Erinn Muller, Science Director of Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration, is on the front lines of the response to the stony coral tissue loss disease outbreak on the Florida Reef Tract. She updates hosts Hayley and Joe on the intensive efforts by Mote and numerous partners to study the disease and investigate how coral restoration can help the reef bounce back.