Dr. Erinn Muller, Associate Vice President for Research and Program Manager for Coral Restoration, Health and Disease will share the exciting advancements being made in Mote's Coral Research and Restoration. Mote Marine Laboratory’s Coral Reef Restoration Program develops and applies science-based strategies with the goal of restoring depleted coral reefs in our lifetime. While many of these critical efforts are based at Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration (IC2R3) on Summerland Key, Florida, in 2021 Mote created a unique, large-scale, land-based, living coral gene bank at its Marine Aquaculture Park (MAP) location and has room for up to 500 mature parent corals or 15,000 smaller fragments. With over 1,600 genotypes, Mote has one of the largest single collections of living coral genetic diversity in existence. Our gene bank vision began with a focus on corals endemic to Florida and U.S. jurisdictions of the Caribbean, and it is now expanding to include coral genetic diversity from reefs around the world!
This free event is part of the 2022 Coffee with a Scientist series. Learn more at mote.org/coffee.
Seating for the in-person events are limited, so please register below.
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