SPCMSC and OSU researchers preparing for fieldwork in the Florida Keys

five scientists on and standing near a small vessel at a dock with scuba gear on board.

Detailed Description

Dr. Ilsa Kuffner of the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center and her collaborator Dr. Andrea Grottoli in the School of Earth Sciences at Ohio State University prepare for field work to study endangered elkhorn corals in the Florida Keys along with their team of researchers. They are researching where and why corals grow at different rates at different locations throughout the Florida Keys reef tract. Answers from this study could provide mechanisms for enhancing restoration success of this vital coral species. 

Learn more about USGS Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies (CREST).


Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: FL, US