Kelly Hu, originally from Hawaii, felt a very personal connection to the cause. “I grew up in the islands and I have personally seen the problems that overfishing and pollution have caused on our reefs. I was very impressed with how Reef Check works with local villagers to help them take care of their reefs.”

The lovely Kelly Hu was the featured Reef Check spokesperson. The participants were touched to hear from someone who also grew up on an island, and who could understand the value of coral reefs. Kelly also snorkled on the beautiful reefs of Catalina Island, a marine protected area with healthy coral reefs.