Into the Abyss: Deep-sea Corals Thriving without Light

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June is recognized as National Oceans Month in the United States. Join USGS Oceanographer Dr. Nancy Prouty to hear about scientific studies of deep-sea corals that show how these long-living creatures provide our oceans with a healthy ecosystem.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — June is recognized as National Oceans Month in the United States. Join USGS Oceanographer Dr. Nancy Prouty to hear about scientific studies of deep-sea corals that show how these long-living creatures provide our oceans with a healthy ecosystem.

Deep-sea corals are windows into the past and allow scientists to examine previous environmental change.

What are the corals telling us now? What makes them the most diverse and productive animal on Earth? Join us this Thursday and find out!

Who:

Nancy Prouty, USGS Research Oceanographer
 

What:

Slide-show-illustrated presentation: Into the Abyss: Living without Light
 

When:

Thursday, June 26, 2014
12:00 p.m. — Lecture preview for USGS employees and news media representatives
7 p.m.— Public lecture open to all 
(both presentations will be live-streamed over the Internet)
 

Where:

U.S. Geological Survey
Building 3 Auditorium, second floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
 

More info and directions:  

USGS Evening Public Lecture Series Calendar
Menlo Park Campus Map