We are very pleased to report that the students and teachers of the Academy of the Pacific, in Honolulu, led by Science professor Mary Costello are getting ready to complete the first Virtual Reef on Oahu, none other that Hanauma Bay! This location is the site of Hawaii's oldest Marine Protected Area, created in the '60s. We are really excited to begin monitoring coral health using the Virtual Reef protocols and virtual survey techniques. To help the students complete the project ReefQuest's founder and Virtual Reef creator Dylan Vecchione will join the Academy of the Pacific for a day of imaging on July 27th at the bay. We will conduct an under-water photography refresher class and lead students, teachers and volunteers underwater. Stay tuned for photos and results.