Tuesday, April 3, 2012

More research.

Just thought I'd drop off this link. It's an article on the research project I'm assisting with this semester!

"RUSVM students are assisting by monitoring the reefs once per week, taking pictures and recording any changes occurring with the sea life.  The information generated will be used by the local government to document the different species of fish, lobsters, crabs, algae, and sponges that the reef typically attracts. Results of the research project will be made available to the Department of Fisheries, which may help them understand and assess the types of fish which may be increasing in number in these areas. The reef project is an example of an area in which RUSVM research may impact our community, as well as dramatically improve the marine environment and fishing industry throughout the island."
 The last photo in the gallery shows a group of juvenile blue-striped grunts utilizing the AR.

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