At this meeting NCUPS Club President John Fifer will discuss posting and
sharing your underwater images on Facebook as a pre-meeting
warm up for our featured presenter, Dr.Michael Webster,
Executive Director of the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL)
Join Dr. Michael Webster, Executive Director of the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL), to learn more about the ecology of coral reefs and why conserving these biodiverse ecosystems should be paramount—not just for divers, but for anyone concerned about the health of our planet. Dr. Webster will discuss the threats to coral reefs, how CORAL is uniting communities to save them, and with stunning photographs, share their beauty and value.
An expert in the fields of coral reef science and conservation management, Michael earned a Ph.D. in coral reef fish ecology from Oregon State University. Prior to joining CORAL, Michael coordinated scientific research for Oregon State University’s Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO), and later managed grants for the conservation, management, and scientific understanding of Pacific salmon ecosystems at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Michael is a certified divemaster and has conducted coral reef field research in the Bahamas and Australia.