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Seabirds of Chagos: The Islands are for…

April 16, 2015

Seabirds of Chagos

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 12 The distances in Chagos are vast, but we know we are nearing a new island when we begin to see more seabirds – a technique sailors have used for centuries. Today, like most days, …

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Day of the Octopus

April 14, 2015

female Day Octopus leads male suitor up reef slope

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 11 It wasn’t long after we started our surveys of the Chagos Archipelago that we noticed that the Day Octopus (Octopus cyanea) was quite common here. Usually an intelligent creature like an octopus is enough …

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A Diversity of Decapods

April 10, 2015

Horn-eyed Ghost Crab (Ocypode ceratophthalma)

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 10 The first thing you notice when stepping onto the islands of the Chagos Archipelago are the many crabs. From the rock crabs at the water’s edge to the plodding hermit crabs and scurrying ghost …

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Remote Sensing and Modeling of Coral…

April 8, 2015

Remote Sensing and Modeling of Coral Reef Resilience

This article, published by one of the Living Oceans Foundation Fellows, Gwilym Rowlands, PhD, looks at remote sensing and modeling of coral reef resilience. Remote Sensing and Modeling of Coral Reef Resilience Remote Sensing and Modeling June 17, 2014 By …

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Marginal coral populations: the densest…

April 8, 2015

Marginal coral populations the densest known aggregation of Pocillopora in the Galápagos Archipelago is of asexual origin

This article, written by several Living Oceans Foundation Chief Scientist, Andrew Bruckner, and Research Fellow, Joao Monteiro, along with Science Team members Illiana Baums, Joshua Feingold, and Tyler Smith, looks at the marginal coral populations of Pocillopora in the Galápagos …

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Unravelling the influence of water…

April 8, 2015

Unravelling the influence of water depth and wave energy on the facies diversity of shelf carbonates

This article, published by two Living Oceans Foundation Research Fellows, Gwilym Rowlands and Jeremy Kerr, and long-time Science Team member, Sam Purkis, seeks to unravel the influence of water depth and wave energy on the facies diversity of shelf carbonates. …

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Rubisco Expression in the…

April 8, 2015

Rubisco Expression in the Dinoflagellate Symbiodinium sp. Is Influenced by Both Photoperiod and Endosymbiotic Lifestyle

This article, published by one of the Living Oceans Foundation Fellows, Andersen Mayfield, PhD, looks at how rubisco expression in the dinoflagellate Symbiodinium sp. is influenced by both photoperiod and endosymbiotic lifestyle. Rubisco Expression in the Dinoflagellate Symbiodinium sp. Is …

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Grouper Aggregation

April 8, 2015

male blacksaddled grouper (above) with a female (below)

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 9 Blacksaddled Groupers (Plectropomus laevis) are aggregating in Chagos. Groupers are usually solitary fish, except when it comes to spawning, when small groups or larger aggregations form to release large quantities of eggs and sperm …

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Tawny Nurse Sharks

April 6, 2015

Tawny Nurse Sharks Chagos

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 8 Within the first few days of surveying in Chagos, our fish and benthic surveyors have had multiple encounters with large and often pregnant tawny nurse sharks (Nebrius ferrugineus). Tawny nurse shark swims over the …

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