Dr. C. Mark Eakin has worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for over 20 years and directs Coral Reef Watch, a program that monitors coral reef ecosystems through satellite and in water observations. Dr. Eakin holds a Ph.D. from the University of Miami and publishes on coral reef ecology, especially the impact of climate change on coral reefs, coral bleaching, ocean acidification, and coral paleoclimatology. He co-chaired the US Coral Reef Task Force’s Climate Change Working Group, has testified before the US Congress on the impacts of climate change, and was a contributing author on the 2014 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report.
One year after the nursery's inception, it's time for next steps in documenting the growth, success and expansion of this program. Mark Eakin from NOAA is helping us improve and move forward. Sign up and make a difference by joining us for a dive to the coral nursery to clean, measure, and transplant more corals to our coral trees. Dr. Eakin's public presentation "Hot Sour Soup: How Climate Change and Ocean Acidification Endanger Coral Reefs" will be held Thursday, October 14, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m. Location TBD. Want to be part of it? Sign up to dive with Matt on Friday, October 7, 2016 @ 1 p.m. to dive one of Saba's coral nursery sites.