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Saving Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys

September 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free and open to the public.

James W. Porter, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia

Coral reefs support more than a quarter of all marine life, yet many are critically endangered. In the Florida Keys, the once common elk horn coral (Acropora palmata) has experienced steep declines since the 1970s. Preliminary blame was attributed to global warming and coral bleaching, but in fact, a human bacterial pathogen associated with a wide range of serious infections was the culprit. James Porter will discuss how Key West residents are saving these reefs and he will highlight the intricate links among conservation, medicine, public health, economics, and politics.

Lecture.
Free parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Details

Date:
September 17, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
Event Category:
Website:
https://hmnh.harvard.edu/saving-coral-reefs

Organizer

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Phone:
(617) 495-3045
Email:
hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu
Website:
https://hmnh.harvard.edu/

Venue

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Phone:
(617) 495-3045