A semester of coral science
by Camille Akhoudas, on
My semester in Miami is ending and I just realize how the time has flown. I have completed the three courses with success and I have learned a lot but particularly about coral research. The most interesting part was my internship where I was able to work on an ongoing research project focused on the potentially recovery of a Caribbean coral species following a bleaching event. I also had the opportunity to join the Ph.D students during sampling times. I had the chance to be with two great Ph.D students who teach me a lot in the lab and thanks to them I am more convinced than ever about my professional project. Overall, this abroad program in RSMAS was a good occasion to meet people and learn more about coral science, and I am obviously glad of this experience!
Here are a few pictures relating my experiences: the tanks for experiments in the hatchery, me coring corals for another OEM student's project, the tools to measure lipid content of coral samples, the start of a coral sampling day and a Lab picture!