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Taking the Pulse of the Ocean with MarineGEO—Global Issues and Local Lessons

Taking the Pulse of the Ocean with MarineGEO—Global Issues and Local Lessons

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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School of yellow fish with white stripes swims amid a reef in white sand
A school of grunts explores a shallow reef at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, one of Smithsonian MarineGEO's long-term research sites. (Credit: Ross Whippo)
Martin Thiel, a scientist with white hair and a beard, stands in front of a clear body of water with a rocky beach and white houses in the background
Photo courtesy of Martin Thiel

Are fish in the Chesapeake as hungry as fish in Chile? Are marine communities in Alaska more resistant to invasive species than those in Panama or Chile? And can saving marine biodiversity help protect the ocean from climate change? Eleven years ago, Smithsonian scientists launched the Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO): a global network of partners dedicated to studying what makes marine ecosystems tick—and how they will respond to a changing climate. Starting with just four field sites in the Americas, today MarineGEO collaborators come from five continents. Together, they investigate pressing questions and uncover important local lessons that help inform ocean conservation. In our February science talk, take a tour of the world's coastal waters with Martin Thiel, managing director of the MarineGEO network. He will reveal what MarineGEO has learned about keeping marine ecosystems working, and where we can best place our hope for the future of the ocean.

This webinar will be recorded! Closed captions will be available during the live event and on the recording. By signing up on Zoom, you'll be able to join live and receive a link to the recording approximately 1 week after the live webinar.

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