Coral reefs in Jobos Bay (National Estuarine Research Reserve) are under duress by anthropogenic as well as by natural stressors. The main purpose of this project is to implement the FORAM Index and to determine which factors play a seasonal role in the water quality of the reefs. This project is funded by Puerto Rico Sea Grant.
The University of South Florida CIMAGE program is expanding their research efforts after the DWH to investigate offshore deposits to establish baseline data on deepwater environmental conditions. Dr. Martínez-Colón will be analyzing sediment samples for foraminiferal biocoenosis, ecology, and environmental indices.
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RV Weatherbird II (Rebekka Larson pic)
On-board core processing (Rebekka Larson pic)
Sample core (1392 m) (Rebekka Larson pic)