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Ocean Currents lecture series set for summer

May 23, 2013 — The popular Ocean Currents Lecture Series returns to the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del., for a 16th summer of engaging topics on marine science.

The series kicks off with UD’s Mark Warner, associate professor of marine biosciences in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, discussing coral reefs on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. in Room 104 in the Cannon Laboratory.

Warner’s presentation — titled “Our Changing Climate and the Future of Coral Reefs: How Can We Predict the Winners and Losers?” — explores how pollution and rising temperatures are impacting the health of coral reefs.

Additional Ocean Currents lectures scheduled for this summer are:

Thursday, June 20 – Jack Gallagher, “Living in the Coastal Ecotone: Lessons Learned from the Plants the Evolved Here;”

Thursday, July 18 – Charles Epifanio, “History of Marine Science at UD: A Wild, Wet and Windy Journey;” and

Thursday, Aug. 15 – Wei Jun Cai, “The Global Carbon Cycle in a Changing Climate.”