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To mark National Oceans Month, USGS public lecture looks at “living without light” on June 26

by Contributed Content on June 22, 2014

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Into the Abyss: Living Without Light is the topic of a free public USGS lecture in Menlo Park on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m (Conference Room A, Bldg. 3.

Nancy Prouty, Research Oceanographer, will discuss:

  • As archives of natural and human activities, deep-sea corals are windows to the past.
  • Scientific studies of these slow-growing and long-living animals lead to good stewardship for healthy ecosystems.
  • Deep-sea coral communities are biological hotspots that are among the most diverse and productive on Earth.

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