Master's student Hannah Rempel (3rd from the left) has finished her second summer of field work in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands with recent graduates Maurice Goodman (left) and Marilla Lippert (2nd from left), and undergraduate Peter Vanderbloomer (right). Hannah is tracking the recovery of corals from parrotfish bite scars and all told the team tagged and monitored nearly 100 coral colonies!
Madelyn and Ben gave a talk to the Friends of the St. Croix National Park in Christiansted, USVI. There were lots of great questions!
Madelyn was awarded a prestigious American Academy of Underwater Scientists (AAUS) Scholarship, and she wrote a great piece about it here!
"Crunch... crunch... crunch.” I will never forget the first time I heard the unforgettable sound of a parrotfish grazing on coral reefs. Nearly two years after hearing that sound for the first time, I, along with my research team and hundreds of pounds of scientific dive equipment, headed from California to the Caribbean...