### Posts before and including this date were written for the blog ‘Expedition Moorea‘ and have been imported here for convenience. I wrote this post to connect the two blogs prior to my merging them. ###
The primary goal of science is to not just learn about things for ourselves, but to share what we’ve learned with other people. Sharing with the public is why I started this blog. I know I stopped posting before I had really gotten into the details of our research, but I hope this was at least a bit of a primer. Since I returned from French Polynesia, a lot has happened. Firstly, I started a second blog, which began with another field expedition (this time to Australia), but which I intend to keep going even while I’m not abroad. It’s called The Cnidae Gritty, and builds off the practice I got writing this one. Check it out.
Secondly, it is important as researchers that we publish detailed descriptions of our experiments and studies so that other scientists can verify our methods and conclusions. We have succeeded in doing this for the work we did in Mo’orea. If you want to see what the results of our research look like, check out our paper in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology.