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Feeding ecology of octocorals

The feeding behaviours of gorgoninans varies with reef conditions and in collaboration with Howard Lasker at SUNY Buffalo, we are looking at their feeding ecology.

We are using stable isotope and fatty acid analysis to determine the different feeding strategies used by gorgonians under varying reef conditions.

Measuring sizes of gorgonians using a program developed in the open source processing software.
Preparing samples for analysis