Field work at the Flower Garden Banks

September 2016: Becca Maher (Correa Lab Alum ‘16, OSU Ph.D. student) and Adrienne collect data on barnacle distributions and sizes within a dominant reef-building coral (O. franksi) in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (NW Gulf of Mexico). 

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Becca Maher (left) and Adrienne Correa (right) on the job, counting and measuring barnacle sizes. (Photo credits: Jesse Cancelmo)

Becca and Adrienne were able to conduct this research while enjoying the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Team-building trip! Trip participants shown below, enjoying a sunny day on the M/V Fling.


© Adrienne Simoes Correa 2016