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Coral disease has been identified as an ongoing threat to the recovery of sustainable coral populations. This document provides a standard field protocol for screening disease resistance traits in the imperiled coral species, Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis, particularly genotypes under nursery culture for population enhancement. It is intended to be implemented by practitioners and researchers in coral restoration and provide standardized information on disease resistance that can aid in the design and success of population enhancement efforts.