WordPress Test and National Estuaries Day

Here’s a quick post to test out the new WordPress and give a quick update to the goings on at Harbor Branch

On September 24th, Harbor Branch opened it’s doors to the public to celebrate National Estuaries Day. There were activities for the kids and guided tours around campus. Our engineering group decided to put together a little demo of coral fluorescence for the tour groups passing through the Engineering Test Facility. In just a few short weeks, we built a laser scanning system to measure coral fluorescence at four different wavelengths of light (i.e. colors).

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We placed this scanner next to a tank with live coral and scanned it while explaining what fluorescence is and it’s link with coral health.

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Here goes a video of the scanning process: