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.

What’s Killing the Coral?