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Zamaria Rocio - Horace Mann Middle School (San Diego, CA)
Research Experience: Marine Biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef (Heron Island Research Station)
Research Objectives: To study the Great Barrier Reef's Heron Island coral reef to learn about the diversity of associated species including how many species live on reefs, how many of these only live in this habitat, and how this diversity responds to human induced disturbance.
Research funded by: BHP Billiton
Host Researchers: Dr. Laetitla Plaisance, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, and Dr. Julian Caley, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Australia
Dates: August 25 - September 14, 2008
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