Posts Tagged ‘Navassa’
March 29, 2012
Throughout this week, students from two high schools—Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Washington and Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona—have been virtually following the Global Reef Expedition to learn more about the work of the Living Oceans Foundation. Recruited through the Coral Reef Educator on the Water (CREW) Program, the schools represent entirely different environments from that of Navassa. They recently had an opportunity to submit questions to Navassa Mission researchers.
March 26, 2012
After a short break in Jamaica, the M/Y Golden Shadow departed for an overnight sail to the next stop on the Global Reef Expedition: Navassa. Joining the Living Oceans science staff is a cadre of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and University of Miami researchers. Together, they will characterize the current status, threats and resilience of Navassa’s reefs.
By revisiting past survey sites, the researchers will update information on coral reef communities examined by NOAA and other partners over the last 10 years. The current mission includes a team doing fish counts, one assessing the density of Elkhorn (Acropora palmata) and other corals, and one doing benthic transects.