Integrative Biology | Meyer Lab

Corvallis (OR), Aug 2016

Brooded larvae of Favia fragum produced in our research aquariums.

Closeup showing symbionts already present in 1-d-old larvae of F. fragum (brown spots).

Planula larva of F. fragum under white light (left) and fluorescence microscopy (right), showing natural green fluorescence of these larvae.

Corvallis (Oregon), 2013

Recruits of Pocillopora damicornis, produced at OSU and still growing in our tanks along with parental colonies. Using fluorescence microscopy to visualize green fluorescent proteins (naturally produced by corals), we monitor growth by counting the number of polyps. Each recruit began as a single polyp; images shown at approximately 3 months post-settlement.

Abu Dhabi (UAE), Sep 2013

Favia pallida, showing diversity in color morphs.

Variation in bleaching responses of F. pallida colonies during summer bleaching conditions.

New culture facilities at OSU, Sep 2012

450L growout tanks (2x)

90L breeding tanks (12x)

Flower Garden Banks (Texas), Aug 2012

Orbicella franksi spawning

Pseudodiploria strigosa spawning

Madracis auretenra at FGB

M. auretenra up close with polyps extended

Previous work at Orpheus Island (Australia), Nov 2009

Acropora millepora

Collecting spawn from individual colonies

Naturally fluorescent planula larvae

Newly settled recruits (juveniles)