Terry Lilley is a marine biologist in Hanalei who has been diving Kauai's coastline for the past 15 years. Originally from California's central coast, Terry has done over 1,000 scuba dives in Kauai documenting the reefs and marine life of our underwater wonderland in high-definition video. His underwater movies are both fascinating and educational- he combines the scientific approach with his Hawaiian Huna training to provide unique insights on our brothers beneath the waves. Terry's videos can be viewed online at www.underwater2web.com.
In the past year he has been working with the UH Manoa, NOAA and the USGS documenting a major coral disease outbreak on the north shore of Kauai. This disease is spreading rapidly and along with development, run-off and ocean acidification, climate change and a host of factors, our coral reefs are facing serious risks. Mr. Lilley dives almost daily and his work to preserve, protect and restore the reefs is ongoing. Updates are published monthly on his website and in the media to keep the public informed. Terry's research has been featured in the LA Times, Garden Island, Honolulu Advertiser, CNN, KGMB, KHON, KITV and many other media outlets worldwide.