[Coral-List] diving assistants needed for research on Australia reefs

Anya Salih anya at emu.usyd.edu.au
Wed Oct 8 01:16:23 EDT 2003

Dear all,

I am seeking the assistance of two experienced divers in conducting 
research during mass coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef. The 
research trip will be on 11-17 November, 2003, at a cost of AU $2350 
that covers on-board accommodation (twin share cabins) on a 
live-aboard boat Undersea Explorer (UE), all chef-cooked meals, tank 
refills, boating, etc. For more information about Undersea Explorer 
see their web site www.undersea.com.au.

UE are assisting in my research of the diversity and role of colour 
and fluorescent pigments in corals and in coral bleaching. During the 
trip I will investigate egg pigmentation of different coral colour 
morphs as well as do some comparative analysis of spawning of corals 
that had bleached during the 2002 mass bleaching event. I will be 
working together with an underwater filming team and will require 
some assistance with underwater UV lights, sampling of spawning 
corals, video transects, etc but the assistants will be able to 
participate in recreational dives as well. Most of the diving will 
take place at around Ribbon reefs and Lizard Island at some very 
spectacular locations. Please get in touch via email if interested.

Dr Anya Salih
APD(I) Research Fellow         
Electron Microscope Unit
& The Australian Key Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis
Madsen Building FO9       		Email: anya at emu.usyd.edu.au    
The University of Sydney		Telephone: 02-93517540
Sydney, 2006, AUSTRALIA			Facsimile: 02-93517682


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