Dr. Rebecca Albright – Coral Reefs: Creative Solutions for Oceans in Crisis
The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Inside Science Series
Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #527.
As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Inside Science Series, today’s guest is Dr. Rebecca Albright. Dr. Rebecca Albright is the Coral reef biologist and assistant curator of Invertebrate Zoology and Patterson Scholar at the California Academy of Science
Smithsonian Associate Dr. Rebecca Albright is our guest today, and Dr. Rebecca Albright will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates program April 15 2021. The title of Rebecca Albright’s presentation is: Coral Reefs: Creative Solutions for Oceans in Crisis.
While they cover less than one percent of the ocean floor, coral reefs support approximately one-quarter of marine biodiversity and the livelihoods of tens of millions of people worldwide. As the world continues to warm and the oceans acidify, coral reef bleaching and erosion are advancing at staggering rates, threatening coastal protection, habitats, cultural services, and tourism. There is no question that today’s reefs are facing an unprecedented struggle.
Our guest today, coral reef biologist Rebecca Albright, assistant curator of Invertebrate Zoology and Patterson Scholar at the California Academy of Science, talks to us today about the opportunities for exciting new ways to address this crisis. Rebecca Albright and I discuss her overview of challenges that reefs are currently facing and solutions that scientists are exploring. Looking toward the future, Rebecca Albright will offer highlights of the strengths and limitations of current approaches and some of the next steps toward saving these invaluable ecosystems. On a positive note, Rebecca Albright stresses the important roles of scientists, citizens, and policymakers in the efforts to sustain coral reefs, saying “Coral reefs are unbelievably resilient ecosystems—if we give them a chance.”
Please join me in welcoming to the Smithsonian Associates Inside Science interview series from The Not Old Better Show, scientist Dr. Rebecca Albright.
My thanks to Rebecca Albright for her generous time today. Smithsonian Associate Rebecca Albright will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates program April 15 2021. The title of Rebecca Albright’s presentation is: Coral Reefs: Creative Solutions for Oceans in Crisis. My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show. My thanks, as well, to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please join me next time, be safe, be healthy…I hope you’re listening today as you’re waiting in line for your vaccine, and remember, let’s talk about Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.
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