Public asked not to swim, snorkel at Kahaluu Bay amid coral spawning next week

  • Coral is shown in August 2019 at Kahaluu Bay. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Coral is shown in August 2019 at Kahaluu Bay. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Coral is shown in August 2019 at Kahaluu Bay. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Coral is shown in August 2019 at Kahaluu Bay. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • With cauliflower coral spawning events anticipated to start this Sunday, the Kahaluu Bay Education Center and the Department of Land and Natural Resrouces Division of Aquatic Resources are asking the public to refrain from swimming and snorkeling at the popular bay off Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • With cauliflower coral spawning events anticipated to start this Sunday, the Kahaluu Bay Education Center and the Department of Land and Natural Resrouces Division of Aquatic Resources are asking the public to refrain from swimming and snorkeling at the popular bay off Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A couple of people took to Kahaluu Bay on Friday to snorkel. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A couple of people took to Kahaluu Bay on Friday to snorkel. With cauliflower coral spawning events anticipated to start this Sunday, the Kahaluu Bay Education Center and the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources are asking the public to refrain from swimming and snorkeling at the popular bay off Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

It’s that time of year again at Kahaluu Bay.