Science Up Close: Romance on the Reef | When Threatened Coral Species Mate - 06.29.2015

Miami's 4th Annual Underwater Fest was hosted at the Frost Science Museum June 13-14th, 2015. To kick off this year’s events, the Frost Science Museum held a twitter chat on Thursday June 11th with COSEE Florida and COSEEMIA as guest panelists. The panelists discussed concerns for the future of our oceans, what people can do to help, and what they’re optimistic about in terms of protecting our oceans, along with much more. To read the storified twitter chat, click here.

Following the twitter chat, COSEE Florida co-sponsored a Science UpClose event at the Frost Science Museum where guests spent the evening engaging in marine science. The key speaker, Dr. Nicole Fogarty, is a marine scientist at Nova Southeastern University and a graduate of the COSEE Florida Presentation Bootcamp for Scientists. She gave an engaging talk entitled Romance on the Reef: When Threatened Coral Species Mate. Dr. Fogarty spoke about her research on a new coral hybrid, including possible benefits and detriments of this change in the marine ecosystem.

After her talk guests held intimate “dinner time” conversations with a Facilitator at their table. The Facilitators are all marine researchers who shared their work, passions, and concerns about marine ecosystems. With this type of science cafe, conversations brought science up close.

For more science café events, follow COSEE Florida on Twitter, on Instagram, or on Facebook. Or search #COSEEMIA on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook for events in Miami.

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