Where and how?


The Baseline Caribbean project samples Holocene and modern reef communities across the Caribbean. Our sampling approaches include taking bulk samples of reef material across different depths and habitats, extracting cores reef matrix to build time series, sampling archeological shell middens to extract snapshots of human-selected biological communities, and collecting individual samples of reef community members for physiological, molecular or isotope analyses.

Interactive map of where we have sampled

Interactive Holocene samples in the O'Dea LabClick on map to explore sample localities. Current number of samples = 1418


How we collect bulk samples from Holocene and modern reefs

How we collect push-cores and vibra-cores

Photo gallery of Baseline Caribbean sampling