The Reefs in Haiti Survive

After almost a year trying to get our local collaborators to report on our reefs on Ile a Vache in Haiti, we finally got pictures this week.  As expected, with the extremely fishing pressure, just a few small fish are on this reef.  But surprisingly, with all of the human activity in the area (and thus presumably higher nutrient loading), […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:15-05:00 May 5th, 2015|Categories: Artificial Reefs, Fish, Haiti, Nutrients|1 Comment

Where’s the Reef?

Those of you who are fans of 80’s fast food commercials must be laughing hilariously right now…..but I digress.  We checked this reef just off Eastern Shores yesterday and it is completely covered in algae, less than a year since construction.  This will be a strength of our multi-site design, being able to identify specific factors that control plant/algae growth […]

By | 2015-04-21T09:11:42-05:00 April 21st, 2015|Categories: Artificial Reefs, development, Fish, Invertebrates, lobster, Nutrients|1 Comment

Press Release on Most Recent Fish Pee Paper

Short article on Jake’s recent paper.  Here is the full pdf (a pretty technical paper), and this paragraph from the paper summarizes the findings:

Animals are critical components of nutrient cycles in most ecosystems. Using a unique dataset from a diverse marine community, our analysis showed that individual level nutrient recycling was highly predictable based on body mass alone, but […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:15-05:00 April 17th, 2015|Categories: Coral, Fish, Nutrients|0 Comments

Complex Reefs Yield More Fish

As we are Raleigh bound for school, I and a few undergraduate volunteers have been starting to look at the video footage taken on the artificial reef along Eastern Shores (click her for more detail). Our primarily goal for these videos is to look at relative fish abundance and diversity along our reef treatments. So far, we have seen […]

By | 2015-02-17T16:17:09-05:00 February 17th, 2015|Categories: Artificial Reefs, Coral, Fish, Nutrients, Uncategorized|1 Comment