A Day on the Reef – Ofu, American Samoa – The Palumbi Lab

Stanford University’s, Palumbi Lab fans out across the reef on Ofu in American Samoa.  It’s a dawn to dark search for the world’s strongest corals with quadrats and quadcopters, genes and mapping.

Stanford University Ofu Island Drone Test

The Stanford team and VedPhoto brought to Ofu by the Palumbi Lab prep a Quadcopter Drone for an over water test flight.  The drone will image the reef to enhance research being done on climate change resistant corals.

Ocean Babies On Acid – The Time Machine

In this experiment, scientists create a time machine in the lab to take the ocean babies to the ocean of the future. What happens to the delicate larvae of ocean creatures when they are exposed to increasing acid levels in the ocean?  Stanford University and Bodega Marine Lab scientists conduct an experiment on how acidity […]

Stanford Magazine Cover Story

The Comeback Corals Dan Griffin’s photography illustrates Stanford Magazine’s cover story on coral research on the island of Ofu in American Samoa.  The story, which focuses on how corals might survive global warming, is accompanied by a Microdocs™ video. Download Magazine Layout Robot Tidepools Video Explore the Microdocs series.

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