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Goals & Objectives

Underwater  Transect

CCRI scientists are studying MCEs primarily through the use of ROV and mixed gas rebreather technologies off southern PR to:

  • Characterize distribution, composition, & factors determining structure
  • Determine extent & direction of connectivity linking deep & shallow reefs
  • Assess the vulnerability of deep reefs to anthropogenic stress

High resolution phototransects (above) were created from the manipulation of multiple photographs. They allow the monitoring of the same area for temporal patterns and changes.

 

Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coral Reef Observations

A potentially new algae species (top) and a deep water non-segmented worm, a Nemertean (bottom).