PhD Candidate Christina Langley is a student at Southern Cross University. Christina came to Australia in 2016 to study corals on the Great Barrier Reef and graduated with a Master of Science in Marine Biology and Ecology from James Cook University (2019). She has worked with the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and has a background in coral reef ecology, coral biology, ecotoxicology, water quality management, aquaculture, and coral spawning. Furthermore, she has dived many parts of the Great Barrier Reef as part of her studies and work for the Crown of Thorns Starfish Control Group. Christina’s research focuses on increasing the survival and growth of coral larvae cultures derived from wild coral spawn slicks reared in floating reef pools. She is particularly interested in optimising rearing conditions and finding ways to apply treatments to mass coral larval cultures.