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Orpheus Island in closing

By • Dec 19th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well, Dr. Allen and I leave Orpheus Island in two days. This trip has been extremely fast!   We finally figured out how to culture the crown-of-thorns larvae. It turns out our larvae were dying from copper toxicity. The freshwater here runs through copper pipes, so when we wash our glassware in the freshwater and […]

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One week in the land down under

By • Dec 11th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Dr. Allen and I have been in Australia for a week now, and it has been a whirlwind!   We left Williamsburg on Sunday December 3rd at 7AM and reached Orpheus Island where we’re conducting our research Tuesday December 5th at 7PM ET. (Or something like that; it’s tough to keep track of time here […]

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