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Philosophy- At CapitalCorals, we feel strongly that educated children and young adults are critical to the future of the planet and coral reefs. Through research and education, we expose children and young adults to a world largely inaccessible to them to provide a deeper appreciation for the wonders of nature, as well as to stimulate interest in scientific careers.

Past Projects

University of New Haven- Effects of elevated CO2 on coral growth, Developing an apparatus for electrical current coral growth stimulation.

Morgan High School- Effects of essential oils applied to coral plugs on algae growth and coral response.

Coginchauk High School- Comparison of coral growth on fragments mounted to plugs or grown in suspension on hanging lines. Coral growth changes from CO2 exposure.

SUNY Albany Master's project- Chemical profiling of secreted compounds from healthy and stressed corals.

Conn. College and Becker College- Evaluate feeding responses of different corals to individual amino acids and coral for implants.

UCONN Avery Point- Coral testing system optimization and chemical bleaching protocol development.


Educational Groups

2018-2019 New England Sailing and Science (NESS)- middle school

2018-current Rise High, Schnectady NY

2021- Cub Scouts Pac 211, Albany, NY

2021-current University at Albany, SUNY, Dept. of Biology class lab tours.

2022- C-STEP program with student from Albany High School through Univ. at Albany.