Taylor R.

Scubanauts: Senior First Class — AAUS D-60

Working with Mote laboratories this summer was once again a gratifying experience. Dr. Vaughan and his staff are great; it’s such an amazing experience to work along side such respected scientists. This year we had the privilege of diving at a different nursery. Under the direction of Dr. Vaughan we collected brain corals from the nursery and transplanted it onto a nearby reef. Brain coral grows at a slower pace than stag horn, but it will be exciting to see the growth next summer. Any growth is a step in the right direction. This will provide diversity on the rest, attracting new marine species. I was especially excited to hear about Mote laboratories new ocean acidification research project its in the beginning stages right now, but I hope to learn of their progress next summer.

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