May 18, 2012

05.18.12 PALAU: Coral collecting and Temperature Assessment

Hi Everyone!

It's been a while since you’ve heard from us since our last blogging which was about a month ago. So we just want to update you guys with what’s been going on.

We have been assisting the people from with the Aquarium Department to do temperature readings. We went to collect corals at Ngerchelngael, which is a rock island known to have a variety of living corals. We then brought the corals that we collected, back to the Center and placed them in the Outer Reef Tank. But, before placing them in the tank we had to clean the tank, by taking out the dead corals and placing the corals we collected in an orderly manner.

In addition to the coral collecting, we also did temperature readings for all the tanks in the Aquarium. We had to record and make sure that tanks are at the right temperature to prevent fishes and the marine animals from dying. After checking and recording all the temperatures, we had to consult with the Aquarist and make sure that all the tanks are in the right temperature. Well, that’s about it.

That’s basically what we have been doing for the past months here at the Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Until next time,
- The Ladies