This month, The Island School welcomed Brad Weiler and Sarah Richardson who are undergraduate students at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Brad and Sarah have spent two weeks with us working on coral disease transmissibility through biotic vectors. They hope to find patterns in transient fish populations, sponge, algae and coral species that may be responsible for spreading disease.
Diseased coral

Brad will be staying with us for another two weeks to collect more data and do fieldwork for additional research projects. We are excited to be able to provide resources such as staff, boats, and housing for this project.

Feel free to check out their blog at and their Instagram @CoralResearch for more information on their project!