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	Research Technician Stacy Peltier takes a core sample from a <em>Porites astreoides</em> colony for chlorophyll analysis in the lab.</p>

Research Technician Stacy Peltier takes a core sample from a Porites astreoides colony for chlorophyll analysis in the lab.

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	Underwater research to investigate the health of marine ecosystems.</p>

Underwater research to investigate the health of marine ecosystems.

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	Research Specialist Tim Noyes deploys equipment to monitor water quality.</p>

Research Specialist Tim Noyes deploys equipment to monitor water quality.

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	Eric Hochberg, PI of the Coral Reef Ecology and Optics Lab (CREOL), takes benthic reflectance measurements with a spectrometer on Hogbreaker Reef in Bermuda.</p>

Eric Hochberg, PI of the Coral Reef Ecology and Optics Lab (CREOL), takes benthic reflectance measurements with a spectrometer on Hogbreaker Reef in Bermuda.

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	REU Intern Kelly Speare takes temperature readings for her research into the effects of combined stressors on juvenile coral growth and development.</p>

REU Intern Kelly Speare takes temperature readings for her research into the effects of combined stressors on juvenile coral growth and development.

Bermuda’s coral reefs are the northernmost coral reefs of the Atlantic and some of the healthiest reefs in the world. Not surprisingly, coral reefs have long been a research topic of interest for scientists at BIOS.

Active areas of research are aimed at assessing the composition of coral reefs locally and throughout the globe, and understanding how coral reef ecosystems function and respond to natural and man-made stresses: