Transplant experiment at Panarea - 24 July/3 August 2011

Stefano Goffredo, Erik Caroselli and Francesca Gizzi (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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The usual Apecar to move heavy stuff in Panarea.


Stefano and Francesca heading to the experimental field.
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 The "wetlab".


View from the wetlab. View from the dock.
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One of the many yachts that dock in Panarea on summer.


Erik and Francesca working inside the crater.


Stefano working on the edge of the crater.
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The crater in the distance.


Francesca attaching grids to the crates.
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The experimental field is now well delimited by underwater signs.


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The control point, recognizable by the abundance of seagrass.


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The edge of the crater.


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Stefano securing the cables.


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Francesca and Stefano working inside the crater.


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An octopus spying us.


A Trypterigion. Bubble emissions.
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Bubbles come out directly from the bottom, sometimes in the presence of bacteria.


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The crater.


Safety stop. The mutliparametric probe.
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Stromboli volcano.
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Francesca sampling environmental parameters with the probe.


Panarea "city". The  whole Panarea island.