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July 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii is our next Virtual Reef!

We are very pleased to report that the students and teachers of the Academy of the Pacific, in Honolulu,  led by Science professor Mary Costello are getting ready to complete the first Virtual Reef on Oahu, none other that Hanauma Bay! This location is the site of Hawaii's oldest Marine Protected Area, created in the '60s. We are really excited to begin monitoring coral health using the Virtual Reef protocols and virtual survey techniques. To help the students complete the project…


Added by Maurizio Vecchione on July 11, 2012 at 5:30pm — 17 Comments

What about Remote Control ROVs?

Some of ReefQuest's schools have taken up the project of working with Remotely Operated Vehicles to support imaging activities such as the Virtual Reef. We are not yet aware of any actual Virtual Reefs transects built that way, and we are currently working with those schools to understand their protocols and help them fine tune imaging. Now for a big piece of news: here at ReefQuest in California we have begun building our own ROV, based on an award winning design and kid developed by a high…


Added by Maurizio Vecchione on July 11, 2012 at 5:23pm — 1 Comment

Virtual Reef Timeline


We have added something new to ReefQuest. As we move on the 2nd year of monitoring coral reefs through our virtual reef and as we prepare to publish updates to the virtual reefs as well as new virtual reefs we are introducing the Virtual Reef Timeline, which allows you to see all virtual reefs over time. Try it out!  As we publish new yearly surveys visit the same spots and look for how the reef is…


Added by Maurizio Vecchione on July 7, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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