[Coral-List] NEW Coral research expedition blog from Hopkins Marine Station

Cheryl R Butner cbutner at stanford.edu
Tue Mar 13 20:48:19 EDT 2012

Join Hopkins Marine Station’s Dr. Steve Palumbi as he searches for the world’s strongest corals!

The temperature, acidity, and water level of the ocean are all increasing to record levels because of global warming.  Can corals survive these changes?

Dr. Palumbi and his students will be traveling to American Samoa and the Cook Islands from March 18 – April 7, 2012 to find the world’s strongest corals.  Follow the team at http://www.stanford.edu/group/microdocs/blogs.html where they will be posting daily blog updates, photos, and videos from the field.

On Ofu Island in American Samoa, the team will follow up on previous research testing corals for resistance to high temperatures using portable coral stress tanks.  Then, for the first time, the team will take these stress tanks to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands to search for the strongest corals there too.

Thank you for your interest!

Cheryl Butner
Research Assistant - Palumbi and Micheli Labs
Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
Pacific Grove, CA, 93950 USA
cbutner at stanford.edu

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