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Sharing the Ocean

Sharing the Ocean

February 20, 2015

MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Laura Weber swims past a Caribbean reef shark while working in the Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queens) archipelago in Cuba. She and her adviser, WHOI microbiologist Amy Apprill, are currently in Cuba as part of the first WHOI-led field expedition in the country. They are working with scientists from the University of Havana and the Cuban Marine Research Center to study the biochemistry of the reefs and the role of microbial communities in reef health. They are also training their Cuban colleagues to continue monitoring the reefs after they return to WHOI.(Photo by Amy Apprill, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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