Morning at Sea, Afternoon in Laboratory

Today, the Monaco Explorations team spent more than two hours in the waters of Kāneʻohe Bay off the shores of Moku O Loʻe Island, Hawaii to collect samples from corals showing abnormal growths. The team then brought the samples to the laboratory on-island to preserve them for their return to Centre Scientifique de Monaco. The goal is to understand if these abnormal growths are malignant and which mechanisms are activated to fight the growths. 

Photos © Monaco Explorations.