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OAS Program-Coral Conservation and Research Initiatives at the Florida Aquarium

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on earth. However, they face many threats to their survival due to natural factors such as climate change and disease as well as human impacts.

This talk will highlight the research endeavors that The Florida Aquarium’s Center for Conservation and its collaborators have undertaken related to coral conservation efforts in the Florida Keys.

From microbes to gametes and boulder corals to branching corals, the Florida Aquarium’s team has studied many different facets of maintaining, propagating, and transplanting healthy corals for restoration efforts. Join us on May 16th as Dr. Kathy Heym, Veterinarian at The Florida Aquarium, discusses their adventures, research findings, and future endeavors related to preserving these important ecosystems.

Program is free and there is no need to RSVP. Hope we see you!

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