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Specialized Resources

  • Coral Histology using Virtual Slides –Through virtual slide technology and the World Wide Web, an online course is under development for histology of corals. This technology will provide the platform for distance learning as well as consultation with coral pathologists linked through the web and continuing education through ‘grand round’ web-conferences. Request further information,
  • Coral Culture & Collaborative Research Facility – An 1800sqft indoor culture and challenge research facility designed to provide captive-reared and clonal coral specimen for collaborative research in studying the root causes of coral disease. The facility is equipped with four closed artificial seawater raceway systems for propagation and maintenance of corals and related organisms, a support laboratory for analyses ranging from molecular and cellular biology to physiology (e.g., biomarkers) and genetics, and separate laboratory space for conducting challenge experiments with biotic and abiotic agents of interest.
  • International Registry of Coral Pathology (IRCP) supported by NOAA, Oxford, MD, is a research tool and resource of voucher materials for the coral research community. Submission, holdings and acquisitions can be obtained by contacting Dr. Shawn McLaughlin
  • IRCP Bibliography on coral health and disease (996 citations and associated reprint collection (352 reprints):
  • Cnidarian Disease & Health Annotated Bibliography containing >6800 references and abstracts, available as an ENDNOTETM library on CD, is supported by a complete set of reprints that are accessible on an individual basis on site in Charleston, SC. Request copy or further information,
  • CDHC LISTSERVE – Supported by NOAA's Coral Health and Monitoring Program at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, Florida.,
  • CDHC Web Site - Supported by NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Research at Charleston, South Carolina.