Jerome and Ryan will be diving and doing some laboratory work based at Le CRIOBE research station in Moorea, French Polynesia this summer. They have a number of goals: (1) Describe the viral consortia in the water around the island. (2) Analyze the change in viral consortia associated with corals under nutrient enrichment conditions. (3) Describe the microbial communities in coral mucus and tissue samples from a variety of species and locations around the island.
We will be blogging about our trip - check it out!