Wednesday, February 18
Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series
Coral reefs are the rainforests of the oceans, and they too are under siege. Coastal development, pollution, overfishing and tourism have undermined an estimated 25 percent of reef systems in recent years. Dr. Knowlton, the Sant Chair for Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, has devoted her career to the study of coral reefs and recently began examining the devastating effects of climate change on these delicate environments.
Admission is free and a ticket is not required.