AOS Seminar: The Benthic Underwater Microscope: A Novel Tool for In Situ Microscopic Observations of Coral Reefs

05/08/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Please join us for the following AOS Seminar on Thursday, May 8 at 4:00PM in Spiess Hall Room 330.

Speaker: Andy Mullen, Scripps Institution of Oceanography 

Title:  The Benthic Underwater Microscope: A Novel Tool for In Situ Microscopic Observations of Coral Reefs
Many of the ocean’s most important biological processes occur at microscopic scales. This is true in benthic habitats such as sea grass beds, kelp forests and especially coral reefs. In order to examine these phenomena, the Jaffe Lab has designed a novel diver-operated ‘Benthic Underwater Microscope’ which is capable of imaging marine benthic environments in situ at a resolution of several microns. This presentation will cover the instrument’s motivation, optical design, and initial results from the field including time series video of coral-coral competition.
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