Corals are the principle architects of the reef. And coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, providing food and shelter to about one quarter of all ocean species.
Unfortunately, due to climate change and pollution, a large number of corals around the world are now under extreme stress, resulting in problems such as coral bleaching. In fact, the word’s largest living structure, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, has suffered four major bleaching events in less than 20 years, namely in 1998, 2002, 2016, and 2017.
2018 marks the 3rd International Year of the Reef. To do our part for this global initiative and kick start our monthly events, Guardians of the S.E.A.A. is organising a special conservation night to help more people understand the importance of coral reefs and the problems they face.
Here are some key highlights of the evening:
- Presention by James Cook University: all about the vibrant reef community and how to protect them
- Sharing by S.E.A. Aquarium aquarist: how we propagate and care for corals at the aquarium
- Appearance by Mai: take pictures with our friendly mascot
- Activities & experiments: quality family bonding over fun activities and experiments.
A Coral-Full Ocean
Date: 19 January 2018
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Open Ocean Gallery, S.E.A. Aquarium
This event is only open to members of Guardians of the S.E.A.A.. If you are not yet a member, please click here to sign up and be invited to events all year round. Here’s a look at what we have in store for our members this year:
Guardians of the S.E.A.A. Events 2018
|Jan||Conservation Night –
A Coral-Full Ocean
|Feb||Science in the SEAA by JCU –
Beyond Shark Week: How science can help save sharks
|Mar||Conservation Movie Night –
A Plastic Ocean
|Apr||Conservation Night –
Caring for Our Home
|May||Science in the SEAA by JCU –
All About Turtles!
|Jul||Science in the SEAA by JCU|
|Aug||Conservation Night –
Sharks and Rays in S.E.A. Aquarium
|Sep||Conservation Night –
Friends of the Ocean
|Oct||Post Cleanup Appreciation Night
Conservation Night –
|Nov||Science in the SEAA by JCU
|Dec||Conservation Night –
Guardians of the S.E.A.A. Appreciation Night