Hafa Adai Marine Lab Friends and Family!
The UOG Marine Laboratory is one of the world’s first research facilities to specialize in the study of coral reefs. The Marine Lab is the only U.S. university adjacent to what is commonly considered the global epicenter of marine diversity, the Coral Triangle, encompassing the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, a title UOG can still claim today. The lab attracted several of the best coral reef ecologists who contributed many firsts in coral reef research. Faculty were also involved in the discovery and description of numerous new species and novel chemical compounds. The Marine Lab’s 10 faculty members and 25 graduate students remain active continue to contribute important marine research regionally and nationally, with an emphasis on conservation and adaptation to climate change in Guam and Micronesia.
They celebrated their 50th Anniversary on December 17, 2020 but the pandemic derailed their plans to commemorate the milestone. But they are carrying on with their celebration by producing a commemorative book: University of Guam Marine Laboratory: 50 Years of Science and Service.
Below is a just a sneak peek of the beautiful book filled with contribution to science and the region, their history, Marine Lab anecdotes, original art, and stunning photos. Pre-order a copy for yourself and your loved ones today.
Pre-order book here: https://give.uog.edu/marinelab50/