Deployment: Bahamas_Gochfeld

Deployment: 
Bahamas_Gochfeld
Principal Investigator: 
Deborah J Gochfeld (University of Mississippi, UM-NCNPR)
Platform:
Platform Type:
 laboratory
Start Date: 
2009-05-01
End Date: 
2014-07-01
Location: 
Exuma Cays, Bahamas
Description

In Bahamas, the Big Point quadrat was surveyed 8 times (May 2009, May 2010, May/July/September 2011, June 2012, August 2013, July 2014) and the Rainbow Gardens quadrat was surveyed 6 times (May 2010, July/September 2011, June 2012, August 2013, July 2014).

Experiments conducted at North Norman’s reef in the Exuma Cays, Bahamas involved the marking of healthy and ARBS-affected sponges (n = 21-24 of each) in situ to examine the temporal changes in biochemical, physiological and microbiological associations in the Aplysina cauliformis holobiont over the course of transmission of Aplysina Red Band Disease (ARBS).