• Friday, February 4, 2011

    Graduate student representatives from the 3 California LTER sites: Moorea Coral Reef, California Current Ecosystem, and Santa Barbara Coastal have organized a Graduate Student Symposium to promote collaboration among sites. The symposium will take place at UCSB's Marine Science Institute. Students will present their work in talks and posters.

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    On November 8-9, 2010, the MCR LTER site held its annual two day investigator meeting. MCR LTER Principal and Associate investigators, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and technicians met to discuss results of time-series and process studies. (See the group picture.) Lead field technician Keith Seydel showed how the MCR LTER project leads in SCUBA diving statistics in this presentation.

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2010

    MCR LTER scientists, graduate students, and Outreach staff joined over 200 exhibitors at the Community Environmental Council's 2010 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival on April 17th and 18th to raise awareness about LTER research and the global health of coral reefs. This year's festival celebrated the 40 year anniversary of Earth Day by expanding to two days and attracted 18,000 people on Saturday and 15,000 on Sunday. Participants were able to stop by to ask questions, view informational posters, make and decorate paper plate fish, and discuss issues with MCR LTER representatives.

  • Thursday, February 4, 2010

    Tropical cyclone Olie passed close to Moorea in early 2010, significantly reducing the cover of live coral on the fore reef and to differing degrees around the island.  This “natural experiment” provides MCR scientists with an unparalleled opportunity to study the processes that influence the recovery of coral reefs from the effects of large disturbances.