This month’s meeting will include viewing the documentary Chasing Coral followed by a discussion led by Marine Biologist, Bill Gorham.
Between 2014 – 2017, Chasing Coral captured the most severe bleaching event in recorded history. During these years, 75% of corals suffered or died from heat stress brought on by climate change.
It is predicted that if nothing changes, by 2034 there will be severe bleaching events every year and by 2050, 90% of reefs could be lost.
Coastal SOCAN meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at 5:30. Meetings are currently via Zoom, but we hope that a transition to a hybrid format with an in person option at SWOCC Curry Campus and via Zoom will be available soon.