National Geographic Open Explorer will be heading to the MesoAmerican Barrier Reef of Belize to document the identity, abundance and health of corals. Declining coral health is a global concern and our students will assess corals across multiple sites.

Thanks to our friends at S.E.E. (Science Exploration Education) we were just awarded a Trident ROV to take to Belize for a research trip! We leave in 10 days! I am so excited!

Our expedition is only ten days away and we're more excited than ever! Thanks to the S.E.E Initiative and a very supportive community (that would be you), we will be able to use our new Trident ROV as part of our research and we could not be more thrilled about that! We have so much to do to prepare for the trip but cannot wait to get started. While we're in Belize we will be measuring marine life using a variety of underwater tools like the Phaser used in this video which accurately measures sharks using laser photogrammetry!

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