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Mission to Palau

March 24, 2015

The Global Reef Expedition's Mission to Palau

The Global Reef Expedition surveyed the reefs of Palau as part of their ongoing mission to study the health of coral reefs around the world. Palau’s reefs are filled with schools of large fish and ancient corals, important indicators of …

Spring Break?

March 23, 2015

schooling fish chagos

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 3 School is definitely in session here in Chagos! The fish team has had our hands full trying to identify, count, and size all the fish we’ve been seeing in our surveys. The reefs here …

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Looks Can Be Deceiving

March 20, 2015

Satellite image of Cauvin Bank with Contrast Stretching

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 2 For our first mission to the British Indian Ocean Territories (BIOT), our research is concentrated on the southern banks of the Chagos Archipelago. This area includes a number of small islands and atolls. Our …

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The Global Reef Expedition: Palau

March 19, 2015

Aerial: Seventy Islands or Ngerukewid Islands, Palau

National Geographic Voices – Ocean Views recently featured an article about the Global Reef Expedition‘s mission to Palau. The article is written by Keith Ellenbogen, Senior Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and member of the Palau …

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Exploring Chagos

March 18, 2015

Characterizing Chagos

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 1 We have just arrived at the Chagos Archipelago to study some of the most remote reefs on the planet for the latest leg of the Global Reef Expedition. M/Y Golden Shadow has just completed …

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Stringing it Together

March 16, 2015

mangrove food web activity at JAMIN - Jamaican mangrove project

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Today, we returned to Holland High School to continue instructing students about the mangrove food web. We took students outside to participate in a hands-on food web activity. Each student received a different mangrove organism that they were to represent. …

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Guest Appearance

March 15, 2015

Jamaican high school students enthralled by sea stars.

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Today was our first day back at William Knibb High School. I was eager to see the students and to hear updates about how they have been growing their mangroves propagules in the classroom. We (me and Camilo Trench, partner …

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Growing Tall!

March 12, 2015

UWI partner explains phylum echinodermata to Jamaican students

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It’s sunny and warm outside and the students are eager to learn more about mangroves. I’m back in Jamaica for phase two of the Jamaica Awareness of Mangroves In Nature (J.A.M.I.N.) project. I’ve returned to provide more professional development training …

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Palau’s Precious Places

March 5, 2015

Palau coral reefs

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Expedition Log: Palau – Day 21 Today is the last day the Global Reef Expedition’s mission to Palau. Over the last five weeks our team of scientists surveyed 85 different coral reefs, stretching from Angaur in the south, through the …

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