Exploring Coral Reefs: Reproduction and Survival

215 N. Mason, Conference Room 1A
Tuesday May 21, 2013 12:00 PM
Contact Info:
Rosemarie Russo
Phone: 970-416-2327
E-mail address: rrusso@fcgov.com

Enter the fantastic undersea world of corals to learn about the variety of reproductive strategies these tiny animals use to ensure their survival. Despite their limited distribution, coral reefs are vital to the health of the world's oceans and to people living near by.  Join host Dr. "Kiki" Sanford as she explores the amazing life of corals with Dr. Peter Harrison, one of the world's foremost authorities on corals and their reproduction. Learn how corals utilize different reproductive means like budding, internal and external fertilization, and the remarkable phenomenon of mass spawning to enhance genetic diversity and survival. Supported by high definition underwater cinematography and animated sequences.