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Sea Secrets Lecture Series
WHO: University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
WHAT: Sea Secrets Lecture by Andrew Baker, Associate Professor, Department of Marine Biology and Ecology, UM Rosenstiel School and Fernando Bretos, Director of MUVE at Frost Science.
The lecture, titled: Coral Reefs and Science Diplomacy: Bridging the Gap with Cuba, Mr. Bretos and Dr. Baker will discuss the efforts they are spearheading to use science diplomacy to bring marine science together in the two countries after 55 years of isolation. The recent re-establishment of diplomatic relations is opening new avenues for scientific investigation and environmental conservation. Frost Science Curator Fernando Bretos and UM Professor Andrew Baker will discuss new joint research they are conducting with Cuban scientists on the connections between coral reefs in the U.S. and our neighbor 90 miles south. Join us as we learn about their work to understand why Cuba’s reefs are in better condition than those in the U.S., how they can be protected from further declines, and how they might help boost the resilience of Florida’s coral reefs.
Following the lecture, the winners of the Rosenstiel School Underwater Photo contest will be announced.
WHEN: Thursday May 18, reception at 7:00pm, followed by the lecture at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science 1101 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132
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