Ryan McMinds Curator

I'm a coral microbiologist, but I grew up hiking in the woods of Oregon and identifying plants. Since joining iNaturalist, I've become acutely aware of how out-of-date and incomplete my amateur Oregonian plant-IDing skills are, so have been trying to catch up.

My lab is currently conducting the Global Coral Microbiome Project, so I've been traveling a lot, and really got a crash-course in worldwide coral identification. We took photos of every single coral we sampled for the project, and I've included all of mine as observations here. Any help verifying or correcting my species IDs would be very beneficial to the project!

Every now and then I get motivated to update my blog, the Cnidae Gritty (blogs.oregonstate.edu/thecnidaegritty). More details about our research can be found there.

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