Deploying blocks for coral recruitment

The Alvin manipulator arm deploying basalt blocks (yellow straps) for a coral recruitment experiment. Two sets of blocks will be set out, one in an area high in coral populations and one in a coral free area. The blocks will be retrieved in a year to check for coral settlement and growth.

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