As long as researchers have been diving they have been looking for clues to make sense of what emeritus Scripps Institution of Oceanography professor Jeremy Jackson once called the “ecological anarchy” of the coral reef. Guided by two decades of observations from the remote central Pacific to some of the best-studied areas of the Caribbean,
One of our partners from the Center for Insular Research and Observatory of the Environment (CRIOBE) in French Polynesia recently published an article outlining the recent 100 Island Challenge expedition to the Tuamotu archipelago and the southern Line Islands. This expedition was successful due to the hard work of our team and collaborators including Charlotte
By Brian Zgliczynski Members of the 100 Island Challenge team (Nicole Pedersen, Chris Sullivan, Stuart Sandin, and Brian Zgliczynski) returned from an expedition this past August to survey coral reefs at a subset of atolls in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia, as well as re-visit several islands in the Southern Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati.
The 100IC Team just returned from the most recent expedition to French Polynesia’s Tuamotu archipelago (Tikehau, Rangiroa, Takapoto) and the Line Islands (Millenium, Vostok, Flint). A newly released article in the Cook Island News highlights the 100 Island Challenge and this particular research trip, which was jointly hosted by Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the
By Chris Sullivan 100 Island challenge team member Chris Sullivan recently accompanied NOAA’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) on their Mariana Archipelago Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program scientific expedition across the Northern most islands of the archipelago. This is Chris’s second time visiting the Marianas as part of CREP’s efforts. Although the islands are