The Living Ocean Foundation's Global Reef Expedition

From 2013 to 2015, I was fortunate enough to have traversed a good portion of the Pacific and Indian Oceans as a fellow with the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation.

My goal on these research expeditions was to sample the model coral for research Pocillopora damicornis at a variety of environmental conditions and health states (i.e., healthy, bleached, diseased) in order to gain insight into the environmental physiology of this species. In the process, I have been designing a molecular biomarker-based diagnostics test for assessment of coral health. I currently have a plethora of samples and am actively looking for collaborators! For a list of all samples available for sharing, please click here (more detailed) or here (less detailed). I have included a table below that shows where I am in the sample and data processing. Otherwise, here is a list of the locations I visited with LOF (linked to the pages where you can find more information):

1. French Polynesia (Austral Islands)                  

2. Cook Islands

3. Fiji

4. Tonga

5. New Caledonia

6. Great Barrier Reef (northern, Coral Sea         section)

7. Solomon Islands

8. Palau

9. Chagos

The largest coral reef survey ever undertaken

The largest coral reef survey ever undertaken

Sampling a  Pocillopora verrucosa  colony in Palau

Sampling a Pocillopora verrucosa colony in Palau

M.Y. Golden Shadow  in Palau

M.Y. Golden Shadow in Palau

I am working as hard as possible to get these data out, but if anyone is interested in samples, data, images, etc. please let me know: andersonblairmayfield@gmail.com. Also, please not that I included Taiwan and the Maldives in this table, though they were not part of the GRE.

I am working as hard as possible to get these data out, but if anyone is interested in samples, data, images, etc. please let me know: andersonblairmayfield@gmail.com. Also, please not that I included Taiwan and the Maldives in this table, though they were not part of the GRE.