Elkhorn coral is a species of fast growing, reef-building, hard coral found throughout reefs in The Bahamas, the Caribbean and Florida.
Nicole Besemer talks about climate monitoring and updates from the 2023 coral bleaching event in the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas, as well as how researchers are working to study it.
Dr. Brian Lapointe is a Research Professor and Marine Scientist at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU studying nutrient pollution and harmful algal blooms.
The regal sea goddess nudibranch is a marine gastropod found in the Gulf of Mexico and can be identified by the extremely colorful patterns.
The queen triggerfish is a beautiful species of fish commonly found on rocky sea floors or coral reef in the western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
The Caribbean sharpnose puffer is a fish species found off the coast of South Carolina down to the Caribbean Sea and in the Gulf of Mexico.
Red cushion sea stars are invertebrates with studded, colorful skin and found in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the Bahamas.
Dr. Valeria Pizarro is a marine scientist at Perry Institute for Marine Science telling us about her research on Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease that is affecting Caribbean corals.
Dr. Pizarro introduces stony coral tissue loss disease, how it is affecting Caribbean coral reefs and what researchers and managers are doing throughout the Caribbean to save the reefs.
The Christmas tree worm is a species of polychaete marine worm that is most commonly associated with hard corals in shallow tropical coral reefs around the world.