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Tracking of Caribbean Corals Outplanted from Nurseries

Posted on: 01/18/2018
Research Area(s): Internships

Summary / Description

There are seven species of Caribbean coral listed as threatened under the US Endangered Species Act. Two of those species, elkhorn coral and staghorn coral, are extensively cultured in coral nurseries for use in population enhancement and restoration activities. This project will track the numbers and locations of threatened corals outplanted on reefs from various nursery efforts. The intern will be responsible for contacting nursery operators to obtain outplant data, entering data into a spreadsheet, quality control, mapping outplant locations, and summarizing results to include in a technical report. There will also be opportunity to learn about coral restoration through participation in meetings of the Coral Restoration Consortium (see http://www.reefresilience.org/restoration/coral-restoration-consortium/ for more information on the consortium).

Skills Required

This position will require a self-starter with attention to detail, excellent writing skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word.

Location

St. Petersburg, FL

Other Information

Intern Supervisor:
Jennifer Moore
Number of Slots Available:
1
Is free housing available:
No
Can international students be placed:
No

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