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Biodiversity in Bali

An Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structure (AMRS) placed on a reef in Bali.
Chris Meyer, Smithsonian

Researchers use Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) like this one in Bali to study the diversity of coral reef organisms. They leave the structures underwater for about a year. Then they retrieve the ARMS and analyze what life forms have taken up residence. Read more about why researchers are using ARMs on our blog.