Update on Yellow Tang Research at OI

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Yellow Tang larvae reared at OI. A=14 dph, B=24 dph, C=36 dph, D=45 dph, E=50 dph, F=60 dph

It’s been about a year since we reported our best success to date with rearing yellow tang, having gotten larvae through to day 83. Since then we’ve had some repeated successes getting the larvae past the first month or so, but never any quite as far along as that cohort from last January. Frustratingly, we seem to have taken a few steps backward again (as seems more common in this field than not), and are now struggling to keep the larvae going past the first week.  We have been revisiting the protocols used from that successful period to ask a lot of questions pertaining to why that worked then, and not now. MORE

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