This morning we welcomed our second batch of MSI interns who swiftly bounded into action. After a brief introduction to the program and each other, the interns hopped into the reach to complete their check-out dive.
Checked out and prepped to dive on a later, more weather-conducive date, the interns then went to go work in the coral lab on Ms. Kascia White's ocean acidification study. Michael Fuhrtz reported that, "Today we went over the major types of fish mainly seen around the coast & reefs as well as the basic diving skills. The best part for today was working in the lab measuring the length & width of baby corals found in three different ecosystems using the image j computer program"