Research Team

Chelsea Waters

Chelsea has spent the past 5 years studying coral reef dynamics and resilience, from completing her Honours Thesis on Heron Island (GBR, Australia), to Madagascar, Honduras, and the Philippines. In 2019 Chelsea co-founded the Institute for Marine Research (Philippines) after seeing the critical need for greater attention and fine-scale research to be utilized alongside localized management action and community engagement to protect reefs surrounding remote islands from over-exploitation, destructive fishing, coastal development, and eutrophication. Chelsea is excited to now joined the Moving Corals team as a PhD candidate and will focus on developing and refining methods to improve the biomass of coral larvae from spawn slick capture to their successful transfer, deployment, and settlement onto the reef.