Marine Biology Expert Presents Research on the Decline of Coral Reefs Due to Climate Change

November 03, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi presented its Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Dr. Peter F. Sale on Friday, Oct. 31, in the Harte Research Institute.

Sale, Senior Advisor of the Institute for Water, Environment and Health at United Nations University, presented the seminar, “Coral Reefs, Coastal Populations and Climate Change: All parts of the global environmental crisis.”

During the seminar, Sale discussed changes that humanity can make to wrestle the environmental crisis and adjust the potential outcome for coral reefs and tropical coastal communities.

His work has focused primarily on reef fish ecology and on management of coral reefs. Sale, who has conducted research in Hawaii, Australia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East, has successfully used his fundamental science research to develop and guide projects in international development and sustainable coastal marine management in the Caribbean and the Indo-Pacific. In his book, “Our Dying Planet,” Sales uses his own experiences to help tell the story of the global environmental crisis.

For more information regarding the College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series, click HERE.