Posts Tagged ‘NOAA’
March 28, 2012
The CREW program offers high school teachers the opportunity to join the Global Reef Expedition (GRE) on one of its missions. Participants gain first-hand experience of life on board a working scientific research vessel, a greater understanding of the importance of coral reefs, and the inspiration to share what they have learned with their students and community. Mike Trimble, a teacher from Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona, is the first participant in the pilot program.
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.