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Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum & Aquarium 2024 Season Lecture Series

Rachel Morgan
Senior Coral Biologist, The Florida Aquarium

Florida’s Corals and the Mission to Save Them

Coral reefs are among the most important, and beautiful, living organisms in the world, sustaining life for countless species of marine life including mollusks. They are also under major threat worldwide. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is a leader in regional coral conservation efforts, deploying strategies including reproduction and restoration of the Florida Reef Tract, and has mobilized a broad array of collaborations with partners including the University of Florida and Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Mrs. Morgan’s talk sheds light on this work and what lies ahead for corals in Florida.

Rachel Morgan is Senior Coral Biologist with The Florida Aquarium’s Coral Conservation Program in Apollo Beach, Florida. Originally from Tampa, she has always had a love for the ocean. Her interest in aquariums was brought to a whole new level with The Florida Aquarium’s successful reproduction of corals, raising tens of thousands of offspring, and assisting in active reef restoration. She completed her undergraduate studies at Marist College and is now working towards a master’s degree from the University of Florida studying coral to further restoration success.

Registration is required; includes choice of wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverage, and light snack.

Purchase Deadline: 
Wednesday, 3/20/2024 12:00 PM

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Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Location: 2173 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957 United States

Admission: Cost: $10 or FREE for Museum Members (memberships to be confirmed upon registration)