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Aug. 4 Webinar: Coral Reefs

An MRC Virtual Brown Bag Webinar

August 4, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Attendance is free.

Watch our Virtual Brown Bag Webinar, “Coral Reefs in Rapidly Changing Times,” with FIT’s Dr. Robert van Woesik! The webinar will entail how coral reefs are formed through a remarkable symbiosis. See below for video from this event.

Dr. van Woesik will explore coral reproduction, growth, and reef connectivity. We will also discuss climate change and the recent causes of coral bleaching, the breakdown in symbiosis, and coral disease. We will end the webinar with views on conservation, refuges, and the restoration of coral populations to help reef conservation. Registration is required!

The webinar will end with a live Q&A session, but we also recommend that participants email any questions they might have about coral reefs to the MRC’s Nicole Broquet at by August 3.

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QR Code: August 2020 Lunch & Learn Webinar

About Our Presenter

Dr. Robert van WoesikRobert van Woesik is the Director of the Institute for Global Ecology, and Co-Director of Ocean 2100, a pillar of excellence at the Florida Institute of Technology. He has studied reefs for over 35 years and has published over 190 international scientific papers. Dr. van Woesik has also been cited over 10,000 times in the scientific literature. He has helped establish several national monitoring programs, has been instrumental in implementing conservative polices globally, and is researching approaches to reef restoration.

This virtual event is free but you must register to receive the zoom link and login information. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. MRC’s Brown Bag Lunch Webinar series is a long-standing and cherished social offered to the East Central Florida coast region, and is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit