The Health of Hawaii's Twilight-Zone Reefs

Latest update June 14, 2019 Started on March 1, 2019

Beginning in Fall 2019 we will begin research to monitor ecological processes on Hawaii's mesophotic "twilight-zone" coral reefs. By measuring mesophotic coral recruitment we'll discover how these unique reefs persist.

March 1, 2019
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In The Field

Doing science is always about flexibility and scientists everywhere sacrifice endlessly to ensure the quality of the data they collect. Working on particularly deep coral reefs means finding the right balance between minimizing risk and ensuring good data. Rebreathers are finicky and prone to failure, which is just about the last thing you want happening when you're down deep. So we plan, train, and spend enormous amounts of time scouting potential study locations to find the right location to do our science. Below is a video of one such dive on a truly u