Kahaluu Bay closure intends to spark life beneath the surface

  • Kahaluu Beach, normally a busy snorkel spot, is closed for coral spawning on Monday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kahaluu Beach, normally a busy snorkel spot, is closed for coral spawning on Monday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kahaluu Beach, normally a busy snorkel spot, is closed for coral spawning on Monday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kahaluu Beach, normally a busy snorkel spot, is closed for coral spawning on Monday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kahaluu Beach is closed for coral spawning on Monday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kahaluu Beach, normally a busy snorkel spot, is closed for coral spawning on Monday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Coral submerged in the typically crowded Kahaluu Bay is amid a reprieve from human traffic, which began Monday morning and continues through today.