My name is Nikita Sridhar and I am a rising senior at UCLA with a major in Marine Biology and minor in GIS&T. At UCLA, I work on the utilization of eDNA to assess the health of Marine Protected Areas. I am most interested in studying the effects of anthropogenic stressors on the resiliency of marine communities. This summCoral nurseries are an effective tool for preserving reef ecosystem health from climate change impacts and regional stressors. To maximize the performance of nurseries, practitioners have historically calculated growth data on corals within nurseries by measuring linear extension with rulers and tapes, which can only document change over time on a single dimension/plane, or resort to removing the coral from the water to obtain metrics like volume or surface area.