All About Coral Reefs At Hanauma Lectures

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve presents free public lectures each Thursday night in October on a coral reef theme.

The programs begin at 6:30 p.m. in the park’s Cynthia M. Bond Memorial Theater on the following dates:

Oct. 4 — “Coral adaptation to hotter, more acidic oceans,” with Christopher Jury, UH Manoa and Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology graduate student

Oct. 11 — “Managing coral reefs from ridge to reef,” with Kathy Chaston, Hawai‘i Coral Management liaison and Pacific Watershed specialist, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, Pacific Services Center

Oct. 18 — “Impacts of sedimentation on coral set- tlement, Pelekane Bay, Hawaii,” with Yuko Stender, UH Manoa Geography Department master’s candidate

Oct. 25 — “Coral disease in Oahu’s Marine Life Conservation Districts” with UH Manoa biology graduate student Maya Walton, and “Bioerosion of Coral Reefs” with Nyssa Silbiger, UH Manoa biology Ph.D candidate.

For more information, call the UH Sea Grant Program office at 956-7031 or 397-5840.