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.

UFO on OFU

Strange sighting to be investigated by Stanford team on the South Pacific island of Ofu.

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.

The Boat to Ofu – Ofu Expedition 2013

Ofu calls again.  The fifth trip out to this beautifully isolated island. 2000 miles south of Hawaii and at the moment, only reachable by boat, getting to Ofu takes some serious effort. This time the weather conspired to add yet another obstacle.

The Night of the Palolo

Microdocs Journal – Ofu Island, American Samoa The Night of the Palolo by Dan Griffin If you were a palolo worm burrowed deep into a south pacific reef, you’d be waiting for one special night.  A night that we had traveled to see on Ofu, one of the Manu’a Islands of American Samoa, to shoot […]

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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