A-level: Coral Coverage Survey

Our A Level Marine Science students have been very busy over the last week surveying Coral coverage.

In order to do this, photographic quadrats of the seabed are taken every 2 meters to measure coral cover. The photoquadrats are analyzed using CPCe (Coral Point Count with Excel extensions) software.

ThisĀ aids long-term monitoring efforts by creating archival data sets of reef resources and composition using random point count methodology.