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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, deploying equipment to monitor water quality.</p>

Research Specialist, Tim Noyes, deploying equipment to monitor water quality.

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	Taking spectrometer readings on the corals of Hogbreaker Reef.</p>

Taking spectrometer readings on the corals of Hogbreaker Reef.

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	REU Intern taking measurements in the coral lab.</p>

REU Intern taking measurements in the coral lab.

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: