Friday, October 31, 2014

We wrapped up our last night of sampling doing some night measurements of bleached and pigmented colonies of Porites compressa. We were at a land-based site thankfully (!) but it was still unnerving having the instrumentation precariously situated on a rock wall with crashing waves below. Here is Tong operating the instrument and taking notes of the sampling times by flashlight, while Colleen is wading below holding the instrument (keeping it from falling into the ocean) and Amy snorkeling in the water holding the tubing at the coral surfaces (while waves are crashing over her!). Despite the craziness, we obtained beautiful nighttime superoxide measurements from the corals! What a way to end the trip! 

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