CMBC Researchers take part in international event

Scientists from the Jennifer Smith and Stuart Sandin labs, both part of the Scripps Marine Biology Research Division, were out in the field on the day of the march. They were collecting data from coral reefs in Maui’s Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area— a conservation zone with special protections for herbivores like parrotfish and urchins—and from reefs on adjacent islands. But the researchers didn’t let their fieldwork stop them from participating: they, along with fisheries managers and community groups, decided to host a “Swim for Science” in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Earth Optimism Summit.

Researchers take part in the EarthOptimism and March for Science underwater off Maui, April 22

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