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Why Coral Reefs Play an Important Role for People and Our Oceans

Do you have questions about coral reefs and why they are so important to people and the health of our oceans? The Nature Conservancy scientists will be chatting with Fabien Cousteau on Google Hangouts about his Mission 31 ocean exploration project. We invite you to submit questions to our panel of ocean experts and then watch the conversation live on Friday, June 27 starting at 12:30 pm EST.

Ocean Experts:

Fabien Cousteau – Mission 31
Oceanographic explorer, conservationist, documentary filmmaker, and the grandson of the famous ocean explorer, Jacques Cousteau

Dr. Christine Shepard – The Nature Conservancy
Scientist studying nature-based approaches such as coral reef restoration to reduce impacts of storms and sea level rise to coastal communities

Kemit-Amon Lewis - The Nature Conservancy
Coral restoration expert for the Caribbean program and lead for a reef-responsible seafood initiative in the US Virgin Islands

Caitlin Lustic – The Nature Conservancy
Marine scientist in the Florida Keys managing coral restoration and monitoring coral stress events such as bleaching, disease, and mortality

Submit your questions for our experts on Google+, Facebook and Twitter using #ReefTalk.

Then tune in to on Friday, June 27 at 12:30 pm EST to watch the conversation live.

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