Scripps Ladies Return from Research Trip in Palmyra

Nickednamed the “Scripps Ladies,” Smith Lab members Amanda Carter and Maggie Johnson, along with Sandin Lab member Kate Furby spent 3 weeks of their summer in Palmyra, a uninhabited atoll part of the Line Islands in the Northern Pacific.  The Sandin and Smith Lab of UCSD/SIO have had ongoing research in the Line Islands for years, studying “baseline” coral reefs (coral reefs with little to no human disturbance) to develop more efficient ways to manage coral reefs around the world today.  Master’s Student Amanda Carter, gives us an “insider’s” perspective of what these coral reef ecology labs do best. Continue reading