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  • Race to Save Our Corals
     April 22, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mote Marine Aquarium’s Dr. Erinn Muller will kick-off the Meadows Earth Week Celebration on Monday, April 22 at 10 AM.

The Race to save our Coral Reefs; A story of determination and hope.

As we come together to celebrate Earth Day 2024, we are In our race to preserve the vibrant diversity of our planet’s ecosystems, and few regions are as urgent and vital as Florida’s Coral Reefs. Coral reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean floor but support about 25% of marine life. However, coral reefs around the world are declining due to climate change—including increasing temperatures and ocean acidification—along with coral disease, pollution, overfishing and other stressors . Join Dr. Erinn Muller, Mote’s Associate Vice President for Research, Senior Scientist and Program Manager for Coral Health & Disease for a deep dive into Mote’s groundbreaking research, rescue, and restoration programs as they endeavor to protect and save these invaluable natural wonders. This is a race that involves us all. By amplifying awareness and inspiring action, we are not only fighting for these reefs but also for the health and sustainability of our planet as a whole.

Dr. Erinn Muller is Associate Vice President for Research, Senior Scientist and Program Manager for Coral Restoration, Health and Disease.

Dr. Muller has studied coral health and disease for the last 15 years in many places throughout the world including the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the FL Keys, and as far away as Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. She has published 23 peer-reviewed publications on the subject of coral health and disease and two book chapters. Dr. Muller’s research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Park Service, NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and through philanthropy. She received the prestigious Young Scientist of the Year Award from the International Society for Reef Studies in 2015; only one recipient is recognized worldwide each year.  Dr. Muller recently received the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.


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