More than 75% of the coral fragments recovered during the first expedition died due to adverse weather conditions. Most survivors lost their identification tags, leaving them useless for the experiments.
NSF 1810981 Grant Progress
Interaction between genotype and acquired environmental modifications during coral responses to hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico
This space constitutes a window into the progress of the research and broader impacts activities associated with this project, especially challenges, discoveries and societal impacts of our work.
Culebra Island, Puerto Rico, February 2018
Expedition 01 · The Beginning
Six months after Irma and Maria hurricanes, two names now associated with destruction for Puerto Ricans, the struggle of the island and its habitants to restore normality continues.