Last week the CVCE team returned from a very productive trip to Bocas Del Toro in Panama. We worked out of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Bocas.The field work included a large array of different imaging systems including LUMIS2.
The first few days were devoted to maintaining tags of over 250 corals. After completing the maintenance work, we set out to collect images from all tagged corals, setup new transects, and focus in on nearly 45 targeted corals with six different sample modalities including:
- White light RGB imaging
- Fluorescence and reflectance spectrometer data
- LUMIS and 5D fluorescence imaging
- PAM data
- Tissues samples
- Genetic samples
All told it was a great trip with many successful imaging studies happening in parallel. A big thanks to the whole CVCE team!