Several FAU Harbor Branch researchers returned this week from the NOAA Ocean Explorer Cruise. This year's theme was "Coral Ecosystem Connectivity 2013: From Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys." Click here to view pictures and read more about their missions.
Photo caption: Halimeda tuna f. platydisca (center) is the only target algal species being collected for the "Population Team" who are using molecular tools to identify relationships among populations throughout the study area. Halimeda is an important producer of carbonate sediments in Florida and Caribbean waters.
Photo credit: M. Dennis Hanisak, FAU Harbor Branch.