This week we had the privilege of hosting a team to recover the Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) deployed in Raja Ampat three years ago.

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“ARMS provide a systematic, consistent, and comparable method to monitor cryptofauna diversity.

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ARMS are ‘small, long term collecting devices designed to mimic the structural complexity of a coral reef and attract colonizing invertebrates.’


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“They are designed to measure the diversity, distribution, abundance, and community structure of the cryptofauna community (the most diverse community of organisms on a coral reef) on a global scale.” -Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) Overview


  • Published: 1 year ago on November 16, 2016
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  1. […] Last week I spent time on Kri as we were hosting the ARMS Recovery group! A team of scientists and students to recover the Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) – so cool. Check out the story here. […]

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