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FSUCML Conservation Lecture Series
January 12, 2017
Tropical coral reefs: the current crisis and a possible future
by Dr. Peter J. Edmunds (Cal State, Northridge)
Thursday, January 12, 2017 From 7pm to 8pm at FSUCML Auditorium, 3618 US-98
St. Teresa, FL 32358
In light of the threats posed by climate change, ocean acidification, and local disturbances, some fear that these “rainforests of the sea” will disappear within a century. Coral reefs in the South Pacific and US Virgin Islands illustrate aspects of this crisis, but they also contain clues to the form in which reefs might persist in the future. This talk will reveal what we have lost, what we are losing, and why it is worth fighting to protect what is left!