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Bridges Academy: Monitoring and Mitigating Human Impacts on Coral Reefs

Bridges Academy: Monitoring and Mitigating Human Impacts on Coral Reefs

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Date and Time

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location

Degheri Alumni Center, 120

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

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Details

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems, providing economic and environmental services to millions of people ($375 billion/year), but are declining worldwide. One of the most significant threats to coral reefs is land-based runoff and pollutant discharges that may contain sediments, nutrients, chemicals and other pollutants. In the US Virgin Islands, development increased the volume of land-based sedimentation on coral reefs.

Since 2007, USD faculty and students have worked with local communities in the US Virgin Islands to monitor and mitigate the effects of pollution on coral reefs. Join Dr. Sarah Gray to learn more about this work, which has served as a model for other Caribbean communities about effective ways to protect and preserve coral reefs. 

For ages 55 and up.

Registration is required for this free event. Please visit www.sandiego.edu/bridges or call (619) 260-4815.

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Degheri Alumni Center 228
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4724
Fax: (619) 260-4790
annualgiving@sandiego.edu

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