The U.S. scientists are off for the joint U.S.-Cuba cruise to study coral reefs! Read Chief Scientist John Reed’s take on the beginning of this momentous journey here.
“Chasing Coral” will debut on Netflix and in theaters in New York and L.A. July 14. This doc by Jeff Orlowski, which was included in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, captures the effort to invent a time-lapse camera to show the process of coral bleaching. Learn more about the film here.
Going to be near Woods Hole, Massachusetts, July 20 to 21? If yes, then check out the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI) Center for Marine Robotics (CMR) for the third annual Entrepreneur’s Forum and Leadership Showcase.
The event will focus on strategic development of the marine robotics market space with presentations and panel discussions targeting concerns of the C-Suite. Key questions include: What are the dynamics of emerging markets? How is the funding climate changing? What can be learned from recent acquisitions? Should you consider being acquired or go public?
Learn more here.
If you’re in NYC, you might want to check out “The Penguin Counters” documentary, making its premiere in the city April 21 in celebration of World Penguin Day. The film follows an effort to record the impact of climate change and ocean health by counting penguin populations in Antarctica.
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A new study found that seagrass meadows can remove pathogens from seawater.
Researchers studied small islands without wastewater treatment facilities in central Indonesia and found that levels of potentially pathogenic marine bacteria that affect humans, fish and invertebrates were reduced by 50 percent when seagrass meadows were present compared to paired sites without seagrass.
Photo Credit: NOAA