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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

Can Baby Corals Improve the Reefs of Tomorrow?

The Harvard Museum of Natural History welcomes Aaron Hartmann, 2017–2018 Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Visiting Fellow in Conservation Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, who will examine the importance of these juvenile corals for the long-term survival and conservation of coral reefs in a changing world.

Coral reefs are one of Earth’s most biodiverse and imperiled ecosystems. Corals form the foundation of this ecosystem. Substantial effort is being invested to help adult corals survive environmental degradation, but less attention is paid to their offspring and how they establish themselves on the seafloor. Unlike adult corals, baby corals move about in the water column, perhaps allowing them to find better environments. Aaron Hartmann will highlight the importance of these juvenile corals for the long-term survival and conservation of coral reefs in a changing world.

Free and open to the public. Free event parking available at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

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Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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