Transplant experiment at Panarea - 1-8 June 2011

Stefano Goffredo, Erik Caroselli and Fiorella Prada (University of Bologna) went to Panarea to check the coral transplant experiment along a pH gradient inside an underwater volcano crater, for studying the effects of ocean acidification on Mediterranean corals. 

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Underwater sensor inside the crater.


The experiment is still there in place. Fiorella inside the crater.
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A grid has been almost melt by the acid waters.


CO2 bubbles. Stefano.
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A friendly Octopus macropus is guarding the experiment while we are not in the water.


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Corals ready for transplanting.


Our usual method for moving the diving gear. Panarea port.
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View from the port: Basiluzzo and Stromboli in the distance.


Local fauna, a Mullet with a Flatfish friend. The Flatfish.
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Other fish curious about our experiments.


Stefano and Fiorella.
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The "drylab".


Unicellular algae: Acetabularia acetabulum.
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Fiorella checking the experiment.


Our favourite bucket.
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Stefano fixing the last boxes oof the transplant.


A huge slug we saved from the acid waters.
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Sparkling water, please.


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A huge veremetid. These...
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...are some pictures of the nice design of the hotel rooms...


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...where we have corals also in the bed!


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Fiorella on the roof of our rooms.