Afi and Mario are now hard at work in the lab, and both have been chomping at the bit to get going! It’s just Michelle and Malin that have been slow to set things up for them to work (fieldwork, travel, blah blah blah). In the short term, Afi is learning how to run electrophoresis gels and checking the quality of the hundreds of DNA extractions that we’re doing these days (clownfish!). Mario is analyzing the photo quadrat data that we collected in the Philippines and rapidly becoming an expert on identifying coral genera. We’re excited to have both of them join us!