Public Presentation: Charleston’s Deep-Sea Coral Reef Discovery

Public Presentation: Charleston’s Deep-Sea Coral Reef Discovery

Dr. Sandra Brooke, Marine Biologist, Florida State University
Co-sponsored by College of Charleston and 11 coastal Mayors

When: October 12, 2018, Noon

Where: College of Charleston, School of Science and Mathematics Building, 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, Auditorium (Room 129)

Parking: St. Philip Street Garage (between Vanderhorst and Calhoun Streets)

Dr. Sandra Brooke (Florida State University) studies deep-sea coral ecology and is one of a team of scientists working on the federally-funded ‘Deep Search’ project. This team is tasked with exploration and research of sensitive ecosystems, such as deep-sea corals, in areas that are open to future energy activity off the southeastern US. Information from ‘Deep Search’ will help inform management of these ecologically valuable habitats.

Dr. Brooke will provide an overview of the biology, ecology and conservation of deep-sea coral ecosystems. She will discuss her participation in the exploration of the recently discovered 85-mile long deep-sea coral reef about 160 miles off Charleston’s coast.  Dr. Brooke’s first-hand account of the exploration will include images and descriptions of this newly explored coral reef.

Sponsors: College of Charleston, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Mayor John Tecklenburg (Charleston), Mayor Tim Goodwin (Folly Beach), Mayor Jimmy Carroll (Isle of Palms), Mayor Bill Woolsey (James Island), Mayor Jimmy Braswell (Pawleys Island), Mayor Jane Darby (Edisto Beach), Mayor Billy Keyserling (Beaufort), Mayor David Bennett (Hilton Head Island), Mayor Samuel Murray (Port Royal), Mayor Marilyn Hatley (North Myrtle Beach), Mayor Huston Huffman (Briarcliffe Acres), ……

Contact: Frank Knapp, President & CEO, South Carolina Small Business Camber of Commerce, 803-252-5733 (o), 803-600-6874 (c), fknapp@scsbc.org