reef communities (30-150
m) called mesophotic
(MCEs) have recently
captured the attention of the scientific community, particularly as a
result of both the continual global degradation
of shallow water reefs
and the development of the mesophotic
refugia hypothesis. While recent
technological advances in SCUBA have permitted increased research into
MCE biology and ecology, there is still a critical gap in knowledge of
the geology of mesophotic reefs.
This website is dedicated to research conducted by the mesophotic coral reef geology laboratory group, led by Dr. David K. Weinstein. It is also to provide contact information and news from group members. More content can be found on our facebook page. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or feedback.